Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Service

The Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Service is for Music Venues Alliance members. You must be a Music Venues Alliance member to access the Crisis Service.

About The Crisis Service

The Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Service provides support to Grassroots Music Venues facing urgent and immediate challenges relating to COVID-19.

MVT has assembled a team of leading experts on tenancy issues, rent and mortgage negotiations, planning, licensing, legal contractual issues and more. The Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Service will problem solve challenges that venues are experiencing by connecting venues with our team of industry experts. Our experts will then provide robust and clear legal, planning, tenancy, licensing, rent and mortgage advice to help halt individual threats of closure posed by COVID-19.

How To Access The Crisis Service

In order to access the Crisis Service your venue must be a member of the Music Venues Alliance and be referred to the service by your MVT Coordinator.

MVT has now appointed Temporary Music Venues Alliance Coordinators in the following areas to help assist the crisis service:

  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • London
  • South West England
  • South East England
  • North West England
  • North East England
  • Central England
  • East of England

The Service will help venues by:

1. Providing sector support, urgent advice, and staged interventions by MVT’s team on behalf of venues to help halt threats to venues

2. If all practical avenues are exhausted without success, and financial challenges remain, MVT will consider whether it can give direct financial assistance to your venue in order to alleviate specific challenges your venue faces. The money available for the fund is limited so the option for direct financial assistance will only be used as a last resort once all other methods to stop challenges have been explored.