Save The Parish & Live Music In Huddersfield

by Thomas Simpson in Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom


raised of £25,000 target
31% 15 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £25,000 is pledged by 14th April 2020 at 5:19pm

Help The Parish get through the coronavirus & cover operational costs in order for us to re-open once the global pandemic passes!

by Thomas Simpson in Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom

Please support our Crowdfunder to save the Parish!

We are The Parish and we are an independent dive bar & live music venue in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. We have been trading as The Parish for 14 years. We have provided Live Music in vast quantities for vast amounts of people over that time, well in excess of 2000 bands have played in our little 170 cap venue and we want to be able to continue that long into the future.

The Problem

The problem is CORONAVIRUS and it threatens the closure of not just us but hundreds of independent live music venues all over the country. We are not a cash rich industry and we work from week to week, one week shut would cause us significant problems and 3 weeks shut would kill us.

Best estimates we have are that we could be shut for up to 12 weeks and that is not something we would survive at all. Our weekly outgoings of rent, rates, finance repayments, tax implications, wages are a considerable cost and we would not be able to meet them. We want to be able to keep our staff and be able to reopen when this is over and get back to normal as quickly as possible and that is where we are asking you to help!

How can you get involved?

Check out our awesome rewards and please pledge what you can. We are an important part of Huddersfield & Yorkshires creative scene, we try really hard to get as many bands to play in a town that hasn't had a big music scene for years. We punch well above our weight and want to continue bringing you the best we can for as long as we can.

Big love to everyone from us, stay safe! x


The Parish is a vibrant town centre bar, restaurant & venue based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The Parish has been around for 14 years & has prided itself on bringing world class talent to Huddersfield via live music. In the time we've been open, we've welcomed acts such as Zebrahead, We Are Scientists, Loathe, The Bronx, The Sherlocks, While She Sleeps, Milburn, PUP, The Skints, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Mclusky, Coolio, The Sugarhill Gang, Akala, Lowkey, Lower Than Atlantis, Cancer Bats, Pigs x 7, A Certain Ratio, Warmduscher & lot's more. Known as one of the best Independently owned small venues in Yorkshire.

Support The Parish


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

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£50 Pledge Batman

We will love you loads forever, we will honour you on our venue wall mural, we will provide you with a gold parish card which will allow you into any gig that isn't sold out, for free, for a year! PLUS an invite to our reopen celebrations for you and 3 friends!

£10 or more

£10 Pledge Hero

We will love you forever and we will invite you to any reopening celebrations we put on! Plus 1 ticket to a gig of your choice once we are reopened.

£20 or more

£20 Pledge Super Hero

We will love you forever and you will be invited to any reopening party we organise with a plus 1! Plus 2 tickets to a gig of your choice once we reopen

£50 or more

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Peter O'Toole Prints - Parish Gigs

For pledging £50, you will receive 5 A3 prints from Peter O'Toole. Artwork includes Souls Of Mischief, Martha Tilston, Hot 8 Brass Band & Best of Parish featured gigs in 2016 & 2017. Some beautiful pieces of Art!

£50 or more

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Fresh Kids Poster Set - 10A3 Posters

If you pledge £50 towards save The Parish Crowdfunder, you will get 10A3 Prints of some of our favourite Hip Hop nights from the last few years in the venue! Get a full set delivered to you when you pledge £50 and pick this reward! Posters included - Akala / Chali 2NA / The Mouse Outfit & more!

£100 or more

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£100 Pledge Superwoman

The amount of love you will receive will be absolutely massive, we will shower you with adoration. You will also receive a Platinum Parish Card which will allow you into any gig that isn't sold out, for free FOR EVER! PLUS free entry to our reopen celebrations for you and 3 friends!

£250 or more

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£250 Wonderwoman Rewards

You beautiful human! Get yourself down to The Parish when we reopen with 3 friends for our official reopening party ! We will sort you a platinum parish card with free entry to gigs that aren't sold out FOR EVER!

£300 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Your Ultimate Birthday Event / Party

If you pledge £300, we will provide you our Venue for a Birthday Bash / Event you won’t forget. This party package includes: Venue Hire Bar Staff Door Staff DJ (Catered to the genres you love) 1 x Gold Parish Card. We can also provide Drinks packages, Food packages, Live Bands + more with discussions. Dates subject to availability once pledged!

£500 or more

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£500 Spiderman Rewards

Oh my word you are a darling thank you! , you will be one of the main features on any ANY work we do to celebrate our survival, we will name A month after you, with special nights and themed gigs, AND you will receive a personalised Parish Card which will get you into any not sold out gig, for free, for ever!

£1,000 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£1000 Guardian of The Huddersfield Galaxy

You are just quite simply the best person I have ever encountered in my life, you will be the main feature on any ANY work we do to celebrate our survival, we will name drinks after you, food after you, AND you will receive a personalised Parish Card which will get you into any not sold out gig, for free, for ever!

£2,000 or more

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The Parish 'Insert Your Name' Bank Holiday

For pledging £2000, we’ll give you your own Bank Holiday, every year until the day we draw our last breath as a venue. This perk will include, your own private party in the venue, Parish Platinum Card, Food & Drinks Specials tailor-made to your preferences. Artwork for the Newly Parish promoted Bank Holiday, decorations & a right load of fuss. Get the recognition you deserve!

£10,000 or more

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£10000 Insert Name Here.....

The Venue will be renamed in your honour, we will call it what ever you want, Venue mcVenue face? you got it.. Joe Bloggs Venue? you got it.. You will never have to worry about going down in history because your name will be cemented in history of Huddersfields Live Music Scene.. FOREVER -- oh and we will sort you a parish card or something xx

Let's make 'Save The Parish & Live Music In Huddersfield' happen

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