Funding for Grassroots Live Music Venues in England

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
  • Pop
  • 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.