#SaveOurVenues - Fiery Bird

by Fiery Bird Live Music Venue in Woking, England, United Kingdom

#SaveOurVenues - Fiery Bird

Total raised £1,764

raised so far

54

supporters

To save Woking’s only grassroots live music, arts & cultural venue for everyone, uniting our community through music

by Fiery Bird Live Music Venue in Woking, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st December 2020 we'd raised £973 with 30 supporters in 219 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Fiery Bird is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues. 

Following the offer of our permanent space being withdrawn due to our Council’s debt we were offered this brilliant community space for three years by the owners and volunteers have decorated and fitted out to a welcoming, professional community arts space for our town. We had received rates relief but on signing this lease were told it was withdrawn and we would be charged £432k pa. The process for this charge couldnt be stopped and we applied and succeeded in getting the building revalued to a manageable figure. Though have managed to stop any action against us in pursuit of these business rates and had the building revalued to reflect our community benefit music and arts activity, the process of doing so has taken away essential funding and trade that we had in place to become sustainable and put benefits back into our community. Utility costs are high. 

Whilst we are no longer under the threat of court action  without this income earmarked to support that it puts the whole future in jeopardy after the volunteers spending fourteen  years to make a permanent live music, grassroots cultural and arts venue here. 

Your donations will be used to help keep the venue going by covering costs lost and, securing the future. We work with individuals, local charities and creative people of all ages, offering supported internships and volunteering, social spaces for SEN adults, workshop spaces for people who have survived different traumas to express themselves, light and sound engineering training, gardening space, local band nights, beginners open mic, spoken word, open source arts, meeting rooms, video shoots. Our plan is for 20% of our work to be in outreach spaces where people ask for support/arts/creativity be taken to them

If we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, support more groups who can increase the impact of their work and members of our community who are going through tough times at the moment, increase confidence and have a unique safe welcoming space where people can come to gigs, workshops, poetry, arts, gardening and enjoy our outdoor spaces in the middle of Woking Town Centre. 

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