Lucy wins award

The Outstanding Contribution to Grassroots Music Venues Award 2021

Presented to Lucy Stone at Sold Out Venues Day

Thanks to Lucy Stone, the concept of who is eligible for cultural funding in the UK has been changed

Lucy wins award

“..Lucy’s incredible work supporting funding applications and fundraising efforts during the crisis contributed to the survival of hundreds of venues. Prior to the crisis, less than 3% of venues had received any public funding of any type. Thanks to the work of Lucy and her team, 71% received support. Her work unraveling the process of application and supporting venues to deliver successful bids was not just valuable, it was essential.

Music Venue Trust

Katie Frost Photography

The MVT Outstanding Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual whose work and life has made an extraordinary and exceptional contribution to the resilience and sustainability of the sector. It is the only award presented by Music Venue Trust.

This is the first time the annual award has been given to a woman and to someone outside of the music industry. Previous winners include

  • Frank Turner 2020
  • Paul Jackson of The New Adelphi Club, Hull 2019
  • Steve Lamacq 2018

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