Local media have covered my efforts to support live events venues in Norwich who are running into financial trouble after being forced to go dark because of Coronavirus. Here, in full, is my comment on this issue.
“Local venues are telling me that they are slipping through the net in terms of financial support during this incredibly difficult period for them. Either there is nothing there for them or, as is the case with help for business rates, the support being offered isn’t nearly enough to cover their bills.
I know that the Arts Council have promised some support but it’s unclear how far that support will stretch, whether all of our city venues are eligible and there’s no information available about how to access that support anyway.”