Scotland’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund Now Open

Scotland’s Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund Now Open

The Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund has been established to support Scotland’s grassroots live music venues, ie those developing new talent, that were financially sustainable before coronavirus (COVID-19). It will offer funding to prevent permanent closure and stabilise these venues until 31 October 2020.

The total budget for this fund is £2.2 million. Individual applications for between £5,000 and £50,000 can be made.

Applications are accepted from owners or tenants of grassroots live music venues that are indoor, permanent venues in Scotland whose main function is to present all-year-round live grassroots music events for a public audience.

Venues should have a capacity of below 600, however, applications from venues with capacities up to 1,000 will be considered on an exceptional basis if a significant grassroots focus can be demonstrated.

Venues which work with all musical types and genres are welcome, including pubs, clubs, cafes or bars with significant live grassroots music programmes.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 3 September 2020 (12:00 BST).

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