San Francisco nightlife and leisure venues which have been shuttered for the reason that pandemic lockdown can lastly apply for aid from town’s Music and Leisure Venue Restoration Fund beginning Wednesday, April 21, by means of Might 5.
San Francisco’s Workplace of Small Enterprise plans to disburse the $3 million fund — which got here from town’s shock finances surplus — equally amongst qualifying candidates, with every particular person grant totaling at the very least $10,000. Venues can use the cash for lease or mortgage, payroll, utilities, insurance coverage and taxes.
“This previous yr has been devastating for the leisure sector,” mentioned San Francisco Mayor London Breed in a press release, “and these native funds will assist these companies hold on till they’ll begin working once more.”
Whether or not grants are solely $10,000 or larger relies upon on what number of venues apply, however in a press release, the mayor’s workplace referred to those grants as “the primary spherical.”
“Nightlife and leisure are cornerstones of our metropolis’s financial system and tradition,” mentioned Supervisor Matt Haney in a press release.
Haney first proposed the fund at a particular assembly of the Board of Supervisors in December. It has since been developed in partnership with Workplace of Financial and Workforce Growth, the Leisure Fee, the Small Enterprise Fee, the San Francisco Venue Coalition and the Impartial Venue Alliance.
Members of the general public also can donate to the fund through test (mailed to Music and Leisure Venue Fund, Workplace of Small Enterprise, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Metropolis Corridor Room 140, San Francisco, CA 94102), by digital switch (e mail [email protected] for directions) or by means of a donate button that’s to be out there “quickly” at https://sfosb.org/venuefund.