Grassroots Music Funding

Saturday 22 August 2020

The Stoller Hall will receive a £7,500 grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

£3.36 million will be shared between 135 music venues including The Stoller Hall. In response to the demand for help from some of the hardest hit in the sector, an additional £1.1 million was accelerated by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to help as many venues as quickly as possible.

CEO, Arts Council England, Darren Henley, said:

“This much-welcomed emergency investment from the government into grassroots music venues will have a profoundly positive impact on England’s music ecology, and today’s news will mean a great deal to the many artists, audiences and communities they serve across the country. I’m pleased that the Arts Council has been able to use its expertise to administer this fund, ensuring that we are supporting music venues in these challenging times.”

The short term grant will help support The Stoller Hall until the end of September 2020, whilst we wait to hear the outcome of our application to the Culture Recovery Fund.

Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. They are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more here.


There is no ticket income for our digital broadcasts, because our beautiful venue The Stoller Hall is empty. Please help us to keep the music alive by donating what you can. Every gift is very much appreciated. Thank you.


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