Arts Council England Project Grants – Supporting Grassroots Live Music

Deadline 31st March 2023

The purpose of Supporting Grassroots Live Music is to support activities that help grassroots music venues and promoters to deliver and develop their work, getting live music to more people across England.

Grants of between £1,000 and £40,000 are available, for projects lasting up to a maximum of three years.

The programme particularly seeks to support those venues and promoters who work in the grassroots part of the sector (ie those working with new, developing talent in small to mid-size venues). The programme supports projects that bring the full spectrum of contemporary popular music genres to live audiences, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Electronic (including house, electronica, drum & bass, dubstep, experimental etc).
  • Hip-hop, grime etc.
  • Indie and alternative.
  • Metal and punk.
  • Pop.
  • Rock (including blues, modern, post-rock etc).

Applications must meet the four Project Grants criteria, as detailed in the application guidance document:

  • Quality.
  • Public engagement.
  • Management.
  • Finance

Click here for the funders website.