The Outstanding Contribution to Grassroots Music Venues Award 2021

Presented to Lucy Stone at Sold Out Venues Day


Lucy’s incredible work supporting funding applications and fundraising efforts during the crisis contributed to the survival of hundreds of venues. Prior to the crisis, less than 3% of venues had received any public funding of any type. Thanks to the work of Lucy and her team, 71% received support. Her work unraveling the process of application and supporting venues to deliver successful bids was not just valuable, it was essential.

Thanks to Lucy Stone, the concept of who is eligible for cultural funding in the UK has been changed.