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Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund

Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund

Fund closed

Applications to this fund closed at midday on Wednesday 3 February 2021.


What is this fund for?

This fund is the second round of the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund and is intended to prevent music venues from closing permanently before end June 2021.

It is open to 2 groups:

  1. Those grassroots music venues that received funding in the first round (see Section A of the Guidance Document)
  2. Other grassroots music venues (i.e. those playing mainly original material and developing new talent), that did not receive funding in the first round (see Section B of the Guidance Document)

How much can you apply for?

We will accept applications for between £10k and £70k.

Who can apply?

Venues that received funding in the first round will be invited to apply again.

In addition Expressions of Interest are welcome from venues that did not apply previously and/or did not receive funding in the first round. Creative Scotland will review the expression of interest, and if approved you will be able to apply.

We are looking for applications from owners, operators or tenants of 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
  • have a capacity of less than 600, however, we will consider applications from
  • venues with capacities up to 1,000 on an exceptional basis if a significant grassroots focus can be demonstrated

Please read the Guidance Document for full information about the including eligibility.

What is the timeline for the fund?


Section A (First Round Recipients)

  • Guidance published: Wednesday 20 January
  • Online application portal opens: 12 noon Wednesday 27 January
  • Online applications close: 12 noon Wednesday 3 February
  • Decisions notified: By Wednesday 24 February

Section B (Non First Round Recipients)

  • Expressions of Interest online portal opens: Wednesday 20 January
  • Expressions of Interest online portal closes: 12 noon Wednesday 27 January
  • If Permission to Apply is given: You will be given a log in for the Online application portal. This will be provided by email by 5pm on Wednesday 27 January
  • Online applications close: 12 noon, Wednesday 3 February
  • Decisions notified: By Wednesday 24 February

Downloads

Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund Guidance Round2

Download the Guidance Document in PDF format

Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund cash flow template

Download the cash flow template in .xlsx format

How do I find out more information?

If you need more information please contact our Enquiries Service using one of the methods outlined on our Contact Us page.