London Secures Over 30% Of Funding That Helps Only 136 Grass Roots Music Venues

The first beneficiaries of the Government’s ‘Cultural Recovery Fund’ have today been released. While the headline spinner £1.57 billion may sound a lot, after being split between different art and culture areas it has only saved a measly 136 music venues from full time closure.

17 venues across the country required over £50,000, with eight of those based in London including an independent sole trader who has gained £80,000. The name of the beneficiary has been withheld.

The North secured the most amount of grants (41%) but it was London who benefited from the most cash, securing 34% of the pot. Meanwhile the Midlands benefited from 21 grants, the South East 23 and the South West 12.

The total amount paid in total to organisations was £3,376,039 which does show just when everything is taken into account each art form will only have a very small piece of the funding pie.

A full list of the organisations awarded grants can be seen below:

BeneficiaryArea of England Grant Awarded (£)
Jamm Hot LtdSouth East80,000
The Amersham ArmsLondon80,000
Stony ValleyLondon80,000
Troubadour Properties LimitedLondon80,000
Motion Events LTDSouth West79,906
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)London78,583
Eventim Olympia LiverpoolNorth73,900
Fife Street Social Club Nuneaton LtdMidlands64,000
Oval Space Holdings LimitedLondon56,500
Nightingale UK LtdMidlands56,000
My Fest1val Events LimitedMidlands53,409
Grand ElektraSouth East53,000
artsintheeast ltdLondon52,997
THE VICTORIALondon52,500
Think TankNorth52,500
Oake EntertainmentLondon50,317
Corsica StudiosLondon50,000
Phoenix Artist ClubLondon49,621
Alchemy Leeds LTDNorth47,000
Creative Aristocracy LtdNorth46,583
The Old BookshopSouth West46,101
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)South East41,728
Soup KitchenNorth41,000
Jimmy’s NQ LimitedNorth40,000
Sidney & MatildaNorth39,900
St James Events LtdSouth East37,729
the lexingtonLondon37,000
Worleys Swan LimitedMidlands34,500
Bush Hall (Music) LtdLondon33,851
The Sunflower LoungeMidlands33,000
Village UndergroundLondon33,000
Bloom Leisure LtdNorth30,956
Faces Bar And LoungeSouth East30,000
Jimmy’s LPL LimitedNorth30,000
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)London29,679
The Stage Door Southampton LtdSouth West28,400
Madding Crowd LtdSouth West28,000
Malty Cross LtdMidlands28,000
Off The UKNorth26,100
7E Youth AcademyMidlands25,750
Stamford Corn Exchange & Theatre LoungeMidlands25,000
Wild Honey Pie LimitedLondon24,764
M.O.T Venue LtdLondon24,500
Pop Brixton LimitedLondon24,400
MK11 LtdSouth East24,382
Phase One LiverpoolNorth24,000
Crank & Ratchet Bars LtdMidlands23,000
The Musician Live LtdMidlands22,500
Latest Bars LtdSouth East22,450
The Green Door StoreSouth East20,500
Redwood BarsNorth20,489
BlueberryHill StudiosNorth20,000
The Beau Nash LtdSouth West20,000
Smithdown SocialNorth20,000
The Magic GardenLondon20,000
The Post Tottenham LTDLondon20,000
Seamus McCausland & Kathleen Fleming T/A The Windmill Public HouseLondon19,810
Matt and Phreds Mcr LtdNorth19,700
The Fairycroft House CICSouth East19,500
Claptrap The VenueMidlands18,476
Ten Feet TallNorth18,400
Columbo Jazz LimitedLondon18,000
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)South East18,000
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)London16,900
CSLR LtdMidlands16,200
Sister Midnight RecordsLondon16,078
Salt Town LimitedNorth16,000
16 Screen LimitedLondon15,750
Meriden BarsMidlands15,267
Escape VenueMidlands15,187
Ormside ProjectsLondon15,100
Deaf InstituteNorth15,000
Electric Church LtdNorth15,000
Brass Monkey EnterprisesSouth East15,000
The LighthouseSouth East14,785
The Hoxton Distillery LTDLondon14,035
Concorde2 LimitedSouth East14,000
Kent CreativeLondon14,000
The Peer HatNorth13,567
St Austell Band ClubSouth West13,460
Printers PlayhouseSouth East13,353
Meraki LiverpoolNorth13,211
Alexander’s LiveNorth13,142
Servant Jazz QuartersLondon12,894
Lancaster Castle Holdings LtdNorth12,764
Soundblast LimitedNorth12,500
Matchstick Theatre LtdLondon12,381
Ark CultureSouth East12,357
The CLF Art CaféLondon12,000
Cafe ArtumMidlands11,948
The Lounge BarSouth West11,861
Elsewhere Records LtdSouth East11,480
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)North11,010
23 Bath StSouth West11,000
Lateralize LtdLondon10,239
Peggy’s SkylightMidlands10,215
Columbo South LimitedLondon10,000
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)South East10,000
The Jazz CaféSouth East9,097
The Hutong CaféSouth West9,000
NEWMEDS Entertainment LtdNorth8,786
Audio Collective LimitedNorth8,600
Arts Bar LTDNorth8,500
The PipelineSouth East8,500
The Sound Lounge Trust CICLondon8,500
Level 3South West8,322
Individual Sole Trader (Name withheld)Midlands8,072
The Alhambra, MorecambeNorth8,000
The Stoller HallNorth7,500
Soundhouse LeicesterMidlands7,031
The PiperSouth East7,000
Hitchin Club 85 LimitedSouth East6,845
2funky music caféMidlands6,500
Plain View Production LtdNorth6,500
Bar Thirty Two LtdNorth6,000
The Barrel House Ballroom TotnesSouth West5,500
The Louisiana, BristolSouth West5,500
The Belfry Centre for Music & ArtsSouth East4,500
HND HOUSE LtdLondon4,000
District 61 Jordan Street LimitedNorth3,000
Morley Industries LtdMidlands3,000
Society for the Advancement of Black ArtsLondon1,650
78 Sackville St LtdNorth1,500
The Bear ClubSouth East1,000
Assorted Works LimitedLondon1,000

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