31 January 2022
Arts Council England Grassroots Music Project Fund
A national funding programme is accepting applications until the end of March 2022.
Funding is available to grassroots music venues and promoters in England to present live music programming, and for activities that put them in a better position to deliver their work in the long term.
Applications will be accepted from organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events in venues. Usually, this will be venues and promoters (or groups of venues and/or promoters).
The programme particularly seeks to support those venues and promoters who work in the grassroots part of the sector (ie those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues). The programme supports projects that bring the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres to live audiences, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Electronic (including house, electronica, drum & bass, dubstep, experimental etc).
- Hip-hop, grime etc.
- Indie and alternative.
- Metal and punk.
- Rock (including blues, modern, post-rock etc).
Grants of between £1,000 and £40,000 are available, for projects lasting up to a maximum of three years.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.