Raised of S$75,000.00
30Days to go
Dear Donors and friends,
It’s Event Day! We are so heartened by all your donations and encouragement thus far and we can’t wait to have you at our Web Concert and Chat.
If you are donating after 6:30pm on 24th May, kindly drop and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a screen shot of your donation or call Karishma as +65 81189144.
Bandwidth and TeamWork Productions have decided to raise our target to $75,000, to respond on behalf of the community to the increase in applications that the campaign is witnessing. With the outlook for Live Entertainment events looking bleak for the year, we want to be able to support freelancers for a minimum of 3 months this year. If we achieve a fund-raise of $75,000, we will be in a position to provisionally support up to 25 freelancers with approximately $1,000 per month for 3 months. This serves as a guidance – actual number of cases supported and the financial assistance per qualified applicant may need adjustment up or down, depending upon the need and circumstances of each case.
We thank you for your support this far on behalf of the freelancers. We will keep you updated on the status of the financial assistance given to the freelancers. Donations and Applications for the financial aid ends on 30th June.
We look forward to entertaining you tonight!
Dear Donors and friends,
Thank you for your support and donations thus far. Bandwidth started up this campaign, with the support of TeamWork Productions, with an initial target of $20,000 not knowing exactly how many beneficiaries would apply for help, for what period of time and also how the appeal would work. We now believe, seeing the applications that have come in, as well as the encouraging signs of people donating, that we can help more people and for slightly longer periods of time. Hence we are increasing the target amount to $50,000. Thank you once again for your support and encouragement.
See you on Sunday!
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
When you go for a live show, what you see and experience is much more than what the live performers put together. There is a large group of people who put in a lot of hard work, planning, designing and creating to give you an audio visual spectacle that completes the “live” experience for you. They are the FREELANCERS who work from gig to gig putting up fabulous A/V shows and with each show, earn a modest living.
When COVID-19 hit, the gigs dried up and over the last 3-4 months, without the gigs the meagre income that these freelancers made, has disappeared. The scary part is that there is no sight as to when the gigs will return. With the lights and sound having gone from the gigs, so has it from the lives of these wonderful people. Many of them are struggling to feed their families.
Today as we look around us and see the suffering of those who gave joy to our lives, we appeal to you to reach deep into your hearts and your wallets and help them tide through what is most certainly the toughest time of their lives.
ABOUT THE EVENT
As part of this campaign, Bandwidth and Teamwork Productions are excited to bring you “Bandwidth – Apart yet Together” – a fundraising web concert to help the above individuals and their families.
This is a live event with songs recorded while in lockdown. All the funds generated through this event will go to the above cause. With the help of Ray of Hope, we hope to continue to raise funds to help these individuals and families tide over this crisis, after the concert as well.
Where: Online Webinar (Log in details to be shared via an email closer to the event date)
When: 9:30 pm (Singapore), Sunday 24th May 2020
Duration: 60 minutes
What: Music and Conversation
A minimum donation of $50 is required to receive a link to the event on the 24th of May.
Make your donation and register your details to receive the web link for the show by email. Log in details for the concert on 24th May. 9:30 pm (Singapore) will be shared in a separate email closer to the show. In case you do not receive the email till the day of the show please reach out to email@example.com or +65 81189144
WHO CAN APPLY
Singaporean & PR, self-employed (SEP) or freelance professionals working in the entertainment sector, who have suffered job loss or loss of income due to no projects / cancelled projects arising from Covid-19 measures. These include operational, technical and production crew, sound, light, stage and props technicians, designers, producers, ushers, artist liaison officers and others.
We are specifically looking to help those working primarily behind the scenes for ‘live’ events and were engaged for projects that were cancelled or postponed during this period.
HOW TO APPLY – CLICK HERE
Applicants must provide the following information:
- Full name, NRIC, postal address, email & mobile phone contact, job role and description of work, and bank account number;
- Details of paid work done (at least one) in the Live Events scene between July 2019 – January 2020. This may include payslips, signed contracts or letters of agreement of previous work done;
- Details of income loss as a result of Covid-19 measures, including cancellation or postponement notices, signed contracts or letters of agreement from cancelled/postponed projects, or email correspondence with the director or producers, rehearsal schedule with applicant’s name etc;
- Additional information on any pressing family circumstances for e.g. urgent medical bills or essential expenses, new born babies, medical expenses etc.
- Number of dependants relying on your income in your household and their details (Name, Relationship to applicant and Age);
- Latest bank statement.
Applicants can submit their request for Financial Assistance through the following Google Form.
Deadline for submission is Sunday 30 June 2020 at 2359hrs. All applicants will be informed of application outcome by mid July.
As the funds collected will be limited and the number of applicants is not yet known, please note that priority will be given to those who bear heavier financial burdens, or are evaluated to be urgently in need. Ray of Hope shall evaluate all applicants, based on which the funds will be disbursed directly to the recipients.
Bandwidth is a Singapore-based band that has, for the last 16 years, been having concerts in Singapore playing their signature ‘Bollywood Rock’ (cover versions of Classic Rock as well as music from Hindi movies from the 1960s to the 2000s) to audiences of between 1500 and 2000 people.
If you saw these guys on a regular day, at a party, at the park, at the kopitiam or even at work, they would surely pass off as the regular Indian Singaporean. But there is nothing regular about them when they are together and on stage – for that one night it is pure magic!
Bandwidth owes their success to their unique connect with their audience. They connect through music – music that spans many generations – from Pink Floyd to Maroon 5, from Led Zeppelin to Green day, RD Burman to Shankar Ehsan Loy, and from AR Rahman to…..well, it just stops with AR Rahman! They also connect by being just the average person – a group of guys with regular day jobs, families, the hopes and the worries and everyday issues and successes – donning their rock gear and transcending the ordinary for that one concert night.
Find out more on Facebook @Bandwidthbollywoodrock
About Teamwork Productions
Teamwork Productions applies its wide experience with the performing arts, artists, organisations and sponsors to building well curated Live events. Over the last 19 years we have curated festivals, concerts and shows and also presented theatre productions, stand up comedy, fundraisers and corporate events for the audiences in Singapore and the region. We have worked with esteemed organizations and government agencies like The Esplanade, National arts council, Singapore Tourism Board, Media Development Authority and others. A team of passionate women have been running the show and it has been a fun rollercoaster ride doing live events!
About Ray of Hope
100% of your donations through Ray of Hope goes to people in need. We do not take a cut from the funds. We even cover the 3rd party credit card charges, if you choose not to, that other crowdfunding platforms deduct from your donation for campaigns.
100% of all campaigns are also fully verified, so you know your funds goes to real people with real needs.
We take donor accountability very seriously – with yearly audited accounts and strong governance in place to ensure that your donations is properly channeled to the beneficiaries.
Ray of Hope is a registered charity and a member of the National Council of Social Services.
I am a performing arts student. Am I eligible?
The grant is targeted at helping freelance practitioners who rely on their work in the entertainment sector for a living, but have lost jobs during Covid-19. If you are a full-time student or if you are under 18 years of age, you will not be eligible for this grant.
I have a part-time job, but I also freelance occasionally in entertainment sector. Can I apply?
Freelancers who earn some income from part-time employment are eligible to apply, although priority may be given to self-employed arts practitioners who rely completely on freelance work for their income.
I am a freelancer, but I do not have proof of paid work in the performing arts scene between July 2019 and Jan 2020. Am I eligible?
We prioritise those who have been working regularly as freelancers, and whose income stream has been disrupted by Covid-19 measures. While not having proof or documentation does not disqualify you, more the information, the better the chances of qualifying.
I am a freelancer, but I do not have any projects in 2020 that were cancelled or postponed. Can I apply?
No – Unfortunately, this fund is specifically targeted at helping practitioners who have no jobs or have lost jobs as a result of event cancellations and venue closures due to Covid-19. If you did not have any jobs at all during this period, you still can qualify.
I am not eligible for this grant, but I am an entertainment industry freelancer, who needs financial help. Where else can I seek assistance?
The government recently announced several new schemes to support families and workers. Under the Solidarity Payment, all Singaporeans aged 21 and above in 2020 will receive S$600. You can also find out if you are eligible for help under the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS), or the Temporary Relief Fund for those who have lost jobs, or lost 30% of their income due to Covid-19. More information can be found at gov.sg.
The National Arts Council may also be able to provide other forms of support. Check their website for details here.
Some of my gigs have been cancelled or postponed, but I have received partial compensation for them. Will this affect my chances of getting the grant?
Even if you have received partial compensation for your cancelled or postponed project, you are still eligible to apply. We will assess each application as a whole, and consider other factors surrounding each applicant’s financial situation.
My spouse and I are both freelance professionals in the entertainment sector, who have lost income due to Covid-19. Can we apply for the grant as individuals?
The grant is limited to only one per household, so a couple can only submit 1 application but you may include information for both.
What kind of projects qualify as proof of paid work in the ‘live’ entertainment sector?
Projects that qualify are ‘live’ performances in theatre, dance, or music sector, as these are the kinds of events that had to be unexpectedly cancelled or postponed due to stringent measures to prevent the community spread of Covid-19.
Projects that are not eligible for consideration include events for religious purposes or are held at a religious venue, private events not open to the public, fundraising events, and events being presented as part of the school or academic curriculum.
Why do you need to see my bank statements?
Your bank balance will give us a sense of how urgently you need cash to tide you through this challenging period. As our funds are limited, we prioritise freelancers who have heavier financial burdens, or urgent essential expenses and bills that they can no longer afford to pay. Please be assured that we value your privacy. These documents will be treated as strictly private and confidential, will not be released in any public forum and are for internal use only.
I am having difficulty filling out the online grant form. Is there someone who can help me?
If you have questions about the application form or criteria, you may send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header ““Bandwidth – Apart yet Together (your name)”. We will try our best to answer your queries.
When must I submit my application for funding?
You can submit your grant application anytime, but it must be completed online and submitted by 30 June 2020, 2359 hrs.
You’ll never walk alone.
This was the first time I heard Bandwidth and loved listening to their journey and their dedication to music and this cause. Super impressed with their production, arrangement and the vocals. All the best in their future endeavours. Rashmi Chandra
Keep the faith and may your energy, spirit and love continue to lift the world!
Fantastic effort and cause. Well done to all!
God bless with the Noble cause
That was a great concert! Thank you for the music and the opportunity to help your talented technical crew too.
We are all in this together!
This too will pass ! Keep the Faith! Thank you Bandwidth for the music and the heart!
Amazing effort guys!! So proud of you always Sat!
All the best guys - Great cause
Hi Vishy Great event for a good cause Thanks Saras Shekar
Cat Tan For Door Knock Charity
Matched the number of shares of this campaign dollar-for-dollar.
Fantastic effort !!
Thanks for doing this. A ray of light. A ray of hope. An array of music:)
Go Bandwidth !
Chin Kah Seng
Great initiative! Best Wishes, Manasi
Shanks - Keep up the good work - Best Wishes Benny Fernandes
Stay hopeful! Stay united!
Good luck and hope there\'s no circuit breakers for the performance 😛
Stay Strong and Healthy! God Bless
Music is life and musicians need to make a living. Hang in there!
Awesome initiative Teamwork!!
Best wishes to all!!
Great idea folks! Happy to contribute to this and look forward to hearing you guys later tonight!
Great effort to put this online concert together
Here’s wishing the team and all the crew for whom this is .. that this shall too pass by .. keep the faith .. gigs gonna come back !!
Great bunch coming together again for a good cause ! All the best
Music to keep us all together through good times and Covid 💪🏻
Career ball is made up of “rubber” - it’s a matter of time but will surely bounce back.
Go Bandwidth ! Very creative spin on the event - L&P R&K
Only a true musicians knows The importance of The sound crew Thanks
Wishing this tough times comes to an end soon. Hang I there !!!
This donation comes from Veda (8 years old) who wanted to contribute to this wonderful initiative. She started a fundraising venture of making door signs which she sold to family friends. Veda\'s best wishes to Bandwidth and this initiative!
Gautam Banerjee - Gmail
Well done Bipin and friends
All the best. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the music and for supporting the entertainment community!
Let’s get through this together..
Hang in there, everything will be fine when this is over!
Keep up the good work ..thus too shall pass...a society without artists cannot flourish. Each one\'s contribution is important.
Great work Sameer and Bipin. Rohan’s parents.
Thanks for taking the initiative to find a way to help those in need in the Live Events & Entertainment Industry!!
Keep rocking guys !
All the best to you guys, Arvind, Bipin et al.... Looking forward to the evening. All best, Ravi Velloor
Great initiative !
Rock on Bandwidth! You are a Ray of Hope!
music is a magic realm..to be transported to this realm requires the support of a strong and reliable infrastructure..the musicians are the carriage but you guys are the \"invisible\" reinforcement that enables the carriages to run smoothly and safely! thank you!
stay safe and well thru this period
For Ashok and Nita Bapat
Stay strong dear Singapore...
Thank you bandwidth and Ray of hope for this fantastic initiative!
All the best!!
Solly Polly Pudding and Pie
What would the Sollys do without you TWO!!
Great Initiative. Every drop counts.
Thank you !! Always the best
Keep going !... the exceptional talent must flourish
Keep the music going..the show must go on!
Happy to help fellow creatives in a small way
Every effort counts and so many need help In these extraordinary times. Thank you for caring. Looking forward to the music and being part of the Bandwidth community again.
Keep on rocking, Bandwidth! And continue to make a positive difference to the world.
It’s great this show continues to happen despite CB. Looking forward..
Well done team Bandwidth!
Great initiative, good luck!
Great initiative! Thanks for sharing the link, Ankur.
Bipin Bhai aur Bhagvan
We are all in this together... Let’s help one another and help uplift one another
Stay strong and keep fighting. This too shall pass
Great Initiative. God Bless and Looking forward to the live concert
Hang in there and stay alive!! We need your creativity and performances to live and not just simply exist.
Keep Rocking 🤟🏻🤟🏻
Bee Bee Ng
Hang in there! This too shall pass. Maybe more like a kidney stone, but it will pass.
All the best and thanks for this initiative!
Great initiative - keep rocking!
Awesome effort for a noble cause!
Great Initiative to support those in need.
Amazing stuff guys - what a result!
Shyamasri Das Sharma
Keep your spirits up - We shall overcome together
Thanks Bandwidth for lifting our spirits with your concert and for donating to this cause! Sangeetha & Raj Narasimhan
Keep making beauty happen!
Great initiative 👍🏼
Great initiative! Look forward to the concert. - Garima & Ashok.
Stay strong during these challenging times! Hang in there!
Top work all.
Rock on Bro
For Shaila Jhaveri (Nandini\'s mother). Thank you for doing this!
Great initiative. Keep the good work going.
Superb initiative, all the best! Vanda
Chune Keat Khor
Stay strong and safe....
Thanks for keeping the music alive!
Cat Tan For Door Knock Charity
From Door-knock Charity Group - a private initiative by a group of friends.
Great stuff ... rock on
Bandwidth - You guys rock! Thank you for doing this!
my fellow freelancers, may this little campaign help you through these dark times. You are part of my extended family and i hope that you stay strong, stay safe and keep your chin ups. This too shall pass........
This is from Emelda Paulo
As Uncle Toh says, Guardian Angels come in the shape of humans. You guys haven taken on a really noble cause.. proud of you’ll and you all ROCK !
Thank you Bandwidth for this wonderful initiative. Grateful for this opportunity to help.
Dear Vish and Arvind. My tiny contribution to this noble cause. Best wishes to a successful concert.
Stay positive! Don’t lose hope 🙏🏻
All the best for your concert. Wonderful gesture to help the people in need.
It’s a good thing you guys are doing. Honored to consider many of you personal friends. Looking forward to Sunday.
Remember, you are not alone. Together we will overcome this so never give up and lose hope - stay strong!
Keep up your passion even if the going gets tough.
Always enjoyed your performances . Rock on!
Well done team Bandwidth!
Anjenakumar Natarajan Madhavamurti
Great Initiative! 🤩👏🏻
Let’s all do what we can to get through this together
When the going gets tough, the tough get going!
Great initiative Bipin and Bandwidth - we all have to come togther to get through this, keep well and stay healthy. Vineet
Arun Kumar Gupta
This is for the event management crew and hoping to raise more awareness for this initiative. Can\'t wait for the web concert!!
Lets fight together against COVID19.
Keep going strong
Pls donate to these people who truly are invisible heroes. Without them none of the A/V spectacles we are in concerts will be possible.
Great going guys!
You do us proud! Krupesh, Reepa and Isha Patel...
Great initiative Bandwidth. Keep up the good work!!
great initiative helping those in need
Together, we will survive
Salute to the initiative guys !
Lots of love. Thanks for doing this. Monica and Ashwin
Stay Strong and Positive!!! Will be keeping everyone in my Prayer. 👍👍👍
Great cause! I wish the concert and campaign great success!!
Jiunn Pyng Yu
Gururaj Ranganatha Rao
This world is after all a nice people. We want every one to be happy. And some one needs to take the effort. Bandwidth, thank you!
K B SAURABH
Music brings hope and joy to us at Various points in our lives . Let’s support those who bring music to us in this pandemic
Keep going...there’s light at the end of the tunnel
Thanks for organising the event for a noble cause.
Superb initiative by Bandwidth. These artists are the people who make magic happen behind the scenes. Please donate generously
Very noble initiative. Cheers
Prayers and hope
Great effort. Great people. Great music. Thanks to those who put this together. 🙏 Enjoy. Stay safe. Stay healthy. 🙂
This is a noble cause. I thank all the organisers for their tireless efforts to put this together.
we are proud of Satchit and his friends for this initiativeto help the backstage artistes and technicians
The industry will get better after this phase, let\'s look forward to it!
A small token of appreciation for all who make our concert experience wonderful. Great initiative Bandwidth.
M G Subaiah
All in for this great intitiave
That video teared me up. 😢😢 . Many of us complain about overeating and putting on weight during this lockdown and there are guys like the Sound Tech who salute us for helping put food on his table. Thank you Vish and team for shedding light on their plight. It’s our Bandwidth now that matters. 🙏🏽
One good turn deserves another. Paying it forward. All the best Bandwidth.
Looking forward to a great concert! These are the little things that keep us going!
What the world. Needs now. Is 🎶🎶.
Great work and all the best
“We are the ones who make a brighter day, so lets start giving...“ Thankyou Bandwidth ❤️
Rock On and Stay Strong... Thanks for what you all doing...
Vish , Bips and the bandwidth crew.... really inspired by this . Thank you for the joy you will bring to your crew’s life and thank you for a decade of fun for the rest of us
Thank you for doing this. We are excited to watch from Connecticut, USA!
Soumo B Ganguly
Khuan How Ong
Be well and stay safe in these challenging times🙂👍🏼
Yan Seng Lim
Well Done! Really wish to be on the dance floor & dance with the rock & roll.
Thank you for making me part of the great initiative! God Bless! Varun
Wish you’ll the best
Hang in there my fellow Singaporeans, this too shall pass!
Hang in there, guys! Kudos to bandwidth to organise this support.
Keep the faith! God bless ✨
All the best.
Best way to share joy in these unprecedented times.
Thank you for taking the initiative in these times when you are all stretched thin as well. Happy to contribute in any which way.
Stay safe and keep up your spirits!! This time will pass and we look forward to some fantastic, heartwarming and foot tapping events to come soon!
Great initiative. Looking forward to the virtual concert
Pollyanna De Souza
We need music and song for our peace and harmony. Give us love and life! Thank you
Great initiative and display of solidarity towards the folks in the entertainment section.
All the best guys! Great that you are doing this to support others! Love, Anju & Vinay
Thanks for donating...
Keep going bandwidth team. Good job.
Spread the positivity Bandwidth!
More power to the Arts
Ujjwala Naik Goenka
Looking forward to the concert.
The live gigs transform the Singapore vibe. I hope you guys return soon.
Awesome initiative - can\'t wait for the show on Sunday!
Great initiative Shireesh and friends. All the best! Cheers and :-) Vijay and Kainaz (donation includes $50 from Shyam as requested)
Looking forward to your concert online! All the best
Good luck on the concert Samya! Radha and Mandar
Great initiative! Looking forward to the concert!
All the best!!
Stay Strong Stay Safe!
As long as there is life , love there is hope
Good luck Sameer, looking forward to the concert.
Thank you guys and take care for us and for yourselves and your families!
Looking forward to the concert and you have my full support for the families effected with COVID-19
Stay Safe Stay Positive and Be Strong
Great idea! All the best for the event.
Good show shanks
Please do join the cause
Great effort guys!!
Let’s wholeheartedly support the right cause . Great work team Bandwidth .
Thank you for all the time and effort in putting this together!
Stay strong and stay united!! We will get through this!!
enn Joo tioh
To all: Stay Positive, Safe and Healthy during this difficult crisis period 👍👍👍💪💪💪
Well done, thank you for the initiative
Great show Shanks and gang... wonderful initiative.
The tide has to rise again ! We will see this through...
Wishing for a ray of Hope for the workers
Keep going... Everything you need will come at the perfect time!
Chin Kah Seng
You guys rock!! Keep it up!!
Look forward to it!!
For the first time — digitally. Super 👌🏽
Keep it up ! Wish you all the best
Keep up the great work!!
Think this is a fantastic cause initiated by Bandwidth. Artists bring about the much needed different perspective in this world. May their tribe continue to enthrall and shine.
Vish All the best for this new initiative Tc!
Himaal Kak Kaul
Keep on truckin🌴
All the best! Great Cause.
Stay positive! It can only get better! Don’t give up!
Thank you for doing this! Look forward to hearing you guys 😀
Thank you for doing this! Looking forward to the concert..
Good luck team :)
Nice one guys!
This is a great cause. More power to you. Keep rocking.
This too shall pass! fight on!
Great Initiative. All the best !
Music makes our worlds go round. It\'s time for music to stop your world spinning around, because of the lack of events.
Stay Positive, there is hope for a better future for all:)
Amazing effort ! Looking forward
Hang in there!
All the best !
Super initiative guys - all the best
All the best !!
Kick starting the campaign!