Promoters of Manchester & Salford have launched a campaign to raise funds for local venues.

Whilst the industry takes the biggest hit of this decade, promoters from across Manchester & Salford have joined forces to create the new ‘Manchester & Salford Save Our Scene’ collective. They’ll be raising funds to support local people in venues who have been impacted by forced closures as a result of UK lockdown measures in response to Covid-19.

Venues and their staff members are essential to the music scene in Manchester & Salford. The collective aims to provide financial support to workers who aren’t eligible for immediate government funding as they may be freelance, employed on a zero-hour basis, or don’t meet other criteria. Last Wednesday the collective launched their first fundraising initiative in the form of a raffle prize draw on Crowdfunder.

At just £5 a ticket; the raffle boasts eight grand prize packages including a mysterious ‘Pick’n’Mix’ from Mr. Scruff, a range of professional DJ & music production courses, vinyl bundles, and festival tickets to Parklife, Homobloc, and Audio Farm’s One Tribe Festival. There are also over 60 guestlist spots up for grabs, getting you into some of the best local parties and venues such as Zutekh, P13, Meat Free, Band on the Wall, B.L.O.O.M., Albert Hall, High Hoops, Homoelectric, Soup Kitchen, and many more.

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Their efforts have since been recognised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Culture team and the Night Time Advisor, with an opportunity to use the United We Stream platform for their second fundraising initiative; a 10 hour live stream this Sunday 12th April from 12pm until 12am, with 10 sets from 10 local artists and promoters involved in the project.

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This is an incredible initiative with once in a lifetime prizes to keep the vibrant community in Greater Manchester thriving. To enter the raffle and help support independent venues across Manchester & Salford, click here.

For those affected by the situation, the application for funds will open today, Monday 6th April, for two weeks. Check the Manchester & Salford Save Our Scene Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with the application process and future fundraisers.

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