The Vortex 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 because our income has been reduced to zero, but we still have expenses to keep going, such as staff, rent and so on.
Your donations will be used to contribute to our running costs, and allow us to develop our online offering - making available some of the gigs from our extensive archive, developing online gigs while lockdown continues, but also invest so that we can have a vibrant online streaming mechanism. This will help us generate income over the long term, also for the musicians who play at the club.
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.