2 August 2021
Funding for Grassroots Live Music Venues
A national funding programme is accepting applications.
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.
Applications may be made at any time.