Arts Council - Supporting grassroots live music

Closing date

Grassroots music venues and promoters in England can apply for a share of £1.5 million in funding to help them deliver and develop their work. Organisations whose main function is to host and/or promote live music events of all types and genres, in particular those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues, can apply for grants of up to £40,000 for projects lasting up to three years.

Funding can also be used for activities that put them in a better position to deliver their work in the long term, such as purchasing essential equipment, carrying out building work, or business planning.

While the fund is available to support the needs and priorities of the grassroots live music sector, it is still open to receiving applications for a range of activity including: organisational development and asset purchase, and audience development and programming.