Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin

MSP WELCOMES EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR STRUGGLING LOCAL MUSIC VENUES

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SNP GOVERNMENT HANDS OUT £2.2 MILLION TO SUPPORT GRASSROOTS MUSIC

MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Sandra White, has welcomed news that 28 music venues in Glasgow will receive emergency funding support from the SNP Government.

Launched earlier this month, the £2.2 million fund is aimed at providing grassroots live music venues with the emergency funds to help address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prevent closure.

Local venues including King Tuts, The Garage, and Stereo were told yesterday that they will receive support totalling £884, 619 from the Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund.

Commenting, SNP MSP Sandra White said:

“Glasgow’s live music scene has taken a real beating during this pandemic – with most venues having to keep their doors closed since March.

“Given the incredible music scene we enjoy in Glasgow the problems facing the industry have been felt more deeply here than just about anywhere else in Scotland.

“We all want to see music venues reopen again as soon as it’s safe to do so, but until that’s possible this funding will hand these businesses a lifeline and ease some of the financial pressures they face.

“There’s a long road to recovery for the sector, but with the continued backing of the SNP Government, I’m sure we can secure a bright future for Glasgow’s music venues.”

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