Elsewhere is part of a national initiative launched by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues.
Our venue faces closure as we are expecting to be closed for a significant period of time and with limited income we will not be able to afford to pay all our ongoing business costs. Despite grants from the government, we have not received any support from our landlords and as things stand we will be severely struggling if we are closed past June, this is now looking exceedingly likely.
Your donations will be used to help cover our ongoing costs, if we raise our goal and we can open sooner than we expect we will donate the excess money to the central fund. Likewise if we hit our target, and we can prevent the closure of our venue, everything above the amount we need will be donated to the Music Venue Trust GMV Crisis Fund to protect other venues just like ours, right across the country.