The Thunderbolt COVID-19 appeal

by The Thunderbolt in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st December 2020 we successfully raised £16,125 with 602 supporters in 106 days

To raise funds to ensure that The Thunderbolt can re-open with a full music programme when COVID restrictions have been lifted.

by The Thunderbolt in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money would allow us to make improvements in the venue e.g. PA, dressing room and lighting.

The Thunderbolt is part of a national initiative by Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of independent venues throughout the UK.

Our future is very uncertain due to the challenges presented by COVID-19. We had to close  our venue in March 2020 to help contain the spread of the virus. Since then, we have been unable to re-open as the current social distancing requirements only allow a handful of people to attend our gigs, which is financially unsustainable. 

Why are we crowdfunding?

Any funds raised will be used to cover our fixed costs e.g. mortgage, utilities, repairs etc. If we exceed our target and can ensure our survival, any surplus will be donated to Music Venue Trust to help other venues in similar difficulty.


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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Save Our Venues T-Shirt

Support our venue and the Save Our Venues campaign with a high quality 4 color print Gildan black shirt featuring the official Save Our Venues logo • Available in five sizes • Price includes delivery • Delivery can take up to 21 days

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