The Thunderbolt COVID-19 appeal

by The Thunderbolt in Totterdown, England, United Kingdom

£7,130

raised of £15,000 stretch target

277

supporters
48% 69 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st December 2020 at 8:00pm

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 Totterdown, 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 were forced by the government 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?

We recently applied for an Arts Council emergency grant targeting grassroots music venues, but were unsuccessful. As a sole trader, we are ineligible for the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, provided by the government to help cultural organisations. As a result, there is no more options in terms of government support.

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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Rewards

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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

Let's make 'The Thunderbolt COVID-19 appeal' happen

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