Transforming Communities

Live Music Now Granted £165,787 from the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund

We are delighted to share the news that Live Music Now has been granted £165,787 from the DCMS’ #CultureRecoveryFund. This vital investment comes as we launch our new Strategic Intent, a roadmap for change which will serve us until our 50th year and beyond.

It has been a particularly challenging time, especially for our communities and partners, and the impact of COVID-19 and the rapidly changing landscape in the UK calls for a new approach in advance of the completion of our previous strategy Bringing Music to Life. Combined with the development in strategy and outlook by major sector partners, and the Arts Councils of England, Northern Ireland and Wales, a dynamic and responsive new strategic intent is necessary: one that enables Live Music Now to be adaptive and resourceful, putting our communities at the forefront of our work, working more closely with our partners, diversifying and increasing the resilience of our workforce and organisation, progressing our organisational inclusion journey, and taking our place as a national voice for change.


“Our Strategic Intent embodies a sense of direction and destiny for us to lead, with partners, a drive to bring all the benefits of what we do to all who need them.”                                                                                            

– Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of Live Music Now

‘We are so grateful for this vital investment in our next chapter at Live Music Now. The #CultureRecoveryFund means that we can take bold steps forward to ensure that we are future fit, progressing the work we have begun to ensure our organisation is genuinely reflective of the communities we serve, and ensure we are here to support our communities and partners that have been so adversely affected by the pandemic.’     

– Janet Fischer, CEO of Live Music Now



This investment from #HereForCulture means we can now move forward into the next phase of our journey with confidence and excitement.  Thank you DCMS, HM Treasury and Arts Council England for your support.


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