Another £4.3 million in funding has been awarded to cultural venues in Greater Manchester, as the government moves to protect the stricken sector.
Following last week's initial announcement, which saw 163 organisations in our region awarded grants, an additional 32 venues in Greater Manchester have been added to the list of grantees.
This next wave of successful grant winners includes Manchester gig venues Night and Day Cafe, Yes, and Jimmy's, plus The White Hotel nightclub in Salford, Salford Arts Theatre and Hulme's radical art and cultural centre N.I.A.M.O.S.
It's part of the £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, overseen by Arts Council England, which had already allocated £257 million to venues across the country.
Now, a further £76 million has been awarded to 588 organisations nationwide, including some of Greater Manchester's most popular theatres, galleries, performance groups, and arts organisations.
According to the Music Venue Trust, it means that 89 per cent of grassroots music venues who applied for funding have been successful, which will 'substantially reduce' the challenges facing the sector.
The grants from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's can range from £50,000 up to £1 million.
The highest sum received in this tranche of funding will be £593,844 to Stretford event technology firm dbnAudile Ltd.
Further announcements from the Culture Recovery Fund - including those venues which have been awarded more than £1 million - will follow in the coming days and weeks.
Jennifer Smithson, director of Night and Day, said: "We're delighted to have received support from the Cultural Recovery Fund. The grant enables us to plan for the future when we look forward to having live music back at the venue once again."
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said: "This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back.
"Through Arts Council England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time. Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of organisations.
"These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part of the country."
Sarah Maxfield, area director north for Arts Council England said: "The pandemic has had a massive impact on the whole range of organisations working in the North’s cultural sector - theatres, music venues, festivals, museums and the companies who support them with technical sound, light and staging services.
"The cultural sector makes a huge contribution to The North’s economy, quality of life and communities.
"Today we are announcing much needed investment and support from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to a group of organisations across the North - with more announcements in the coming weeks - providing an essential lifeline so the cultural sector can survive and come back strongly in the future."
The latest Greater Manchester venues to receive grants from the Culture Recovery Fund:
78 Sackville St Ltd - £85,000
80 HERTZ Studios - £95,000
Abandon Normal Devices - £175,000
Art with Heart CIC - £50,169
BEC Arena Ltd - £183,860
Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture - £59,514
CIT - £50,000
Clay Studio Manchester - £50,000
Decordia - £85,000
Curated Place - £150,000
dbnAudile Ltd - £593,844
Dive Bar Concept Ltd - £62,151
Fatbird live lounge - £55,000
Fusilier Museum and Learning Centre - £72,893
Gag Reflex Ltd - £74,281
Jimmy's NQ Limited - £135,000
N.i.a.m.o.s - £72,218
Neuron Pro Audio Ltd - £120,000
Night and Day Cafe Ltd - £64,745
Now Wave - £161,721
Properlymade Ltd - £50,000
Rising Stars NW CIC - £71,052
Salford Arts Theatre - £50,206
Salford Community Leisure Limited - £117,000
Soar Events Ltd - £116,232
STS Touring Productions Ltd - £163,028
TGC Concerts - £118,806
The TiPP Centre - £51,000
THE WHITE HOTEL LTD - £57,328
Ticketline Network - £508,820
Walk The Plank - £170,268
YES - £489,482