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CASH FLOWS TO VENUES
10/12/20

The U.K. Government has announced the first recipients of its cultural recovery fund, which include venues, theaters and orchestras. The Music Venue Trust has welcomed the news while musicians body ISM says the funds are insufficient to stimulate a “cultural bounce back.”

Among those that have received funding are The Cavern Club in Liverpool, which will get £525,000 to fund the recording and broadcast of live streams from local musicians, and The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds will receive over £220,000 to host a free weekly event and live streams.

Music Venues Trust CEO Mark Dayvd said the funds are “a huge step forward in the efforts to reopen every venue safely. We want to recognise the efforts of the government, particularly the Secretary of State and the Chancellor, to understand what was required by grassroots music venues, develop a solution, and make it happen.”

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