The second round of the UK Government culture recovery fund has today shared £261 million across 2,272 projects. The first round of awards, made last July, were focussed on survival while this round is geared towards reopening and recovery.
Cambridge Junction, Londons Roundhouse and Electric Ballroom, Brightons Pheonix and Komedia and K.K. Downings Steel Mill are among the 506 music companies to receive grants, with a substantial amount also being awarded to Fairport Convention.
Grass roots music venues, such as The Horn, St Albans and Trillians in Newcastle, are also included in the list, which goes a long way to ensuring their survival.
Twice cancelled Glastonbury received £900,000, with Emily and Michael Eavis saying “We are extremely grateful to be offered a significant award from the culture recovery fund. After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future.”