Clubs to receive funding from UK government’s £2.25 million support package

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Music venues and clubs are eligible for emergency grants.

Earlier this month, the UK government announced a £1.57 billion support package for cultural institutions. Whilst the announcement included theatres, galleries, museums, live music and independent cinemas, it was unclear as to whether clubs were eligible for funding. The #LetUsDance campaign was launched last week, calling for the government to include clubs in their pandemic relief package.

Now, it’s been announced that £2.25 million will go towards grassroots music venues, and this includes clubs “that regularly host DJ- and MC-based events but also have a significant live music programme focusing on grassroots talent and original material.” The grant will range from £1,000 to £80,000 and is open to music, and multi-arts, venues across all genres. Venues are eligible to receive support until 30 September 2020, and the grant can go towards activity such as programming, capital development or asset purchase.

Applications opened from 25 July, and close on 3 August at 12pm (BST). Decisions will be communicated by 10 August, 6pm (BST). Head to the Arts Council website for further information.