Music Venue Trust is a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve Grassroots Music Venues. Founded in January 2014, we aim to secure the long-term future of UK Grassroots Music Venues by highlighting their crucial role in the development of British music, nurturing local talent and providing a platform for artists. We work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfil, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. We aim to preserve and improve venues, making them more efficient and improving the experience for performers and audiences. We are the nominated representative of a 600-strong network of venues: the Music Venues Alliance and advocate on their behalf both within the live music industry and in the wider political and social landscape.