We started this website to help our friends at Melbourne's best loved live music venues who's businesses and lives have been turned upside down by Covid-19.
Hi, we're Mark and Josh and we're the co-founders of Shout Your Local.
We created this website as a project to try and help our friends running hospitality and entertainment businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Until recently we ran a small event technology business and worked with some of Melbourne's best loved music venues.
When Covid-19 hit our clients were some of the first to shut their doors with a devastating impact on their businesses, their lives and the communities they support.
However as we began cancelling event listings our ticket holders began to ask if it was possible to donate or keep their ticket for a (presumable) future event.
This gave us the idea for a website where passionate locals can 'pay it forward' by buying gift vouchers for tomorrow, and help our local cafes, pubs, restaurants and music venues with cashflow today.
We're currently volunteering our time and resources to do this but if you'd like to lend a hand find out how you can help.
If you have any questions take a peek at the FAQ, if you know a business who might benefit you can submit them, or if you own a business you can join here.
We have been amazed and humbled by the support so far and we hope this project can help in some small way our amazing local businesses that are currently doing it tough.
Mark & Josh