Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Fund
To avoid a catastrophic outcome for our grassroots artists, workers and musicians, Music Venue Trust is today launching a Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Fund. The GMVCF will give MVT the funding it needs to place its existing Emergency Response service on a crisis footing. Last year, the Emergency Response Service prevented 91 closures in 12 months.
In the next 3 months alone, MVT needs the resources and financial backing to prevent over 550 potential closures. MVT’s Emergency Response Service will defend each individual venue that comes under threat of permanent closure as and when it happens, taking actions required to prevent that venue from being permanently lost. MVT’s Emergency Response Service has a proven track record in preventing venue closures and has been successful in 98% of threatened closure cases.
MVT needs to raise £1 million from the music industry, cultural sector and high net worth individuals to fully fund this service. With this funding MVT will be able to respond directly and dynamically to every threatened closure and provide emergency financial support when required to prevent the permanent closure of Grassroots Music Venues.
Music Venue Trust wants to save every single Grassroots Music Venue in the UK so that it can reopen after this crisis and continue to be a home to our musicians and our communities. Please join us.
Personal donations can be made at: gofundme.com
Music Venue Trust is a UK Registered Charity which acts to protect, secure and improve UK Grassroots Music Venues for the benefit of venues, communities and upcoming artists.
Music Venues Alliance is a free-to-join informal association of Grassroots Music Venues across the UK.