Why we need your support
The charity receives no public funding and is run entirely by volunteers. Two thirds of our income comes from ticket sales, with the remainder from Friends, Patrons and Sponsors. In 2023 there was a £7,000 gap between total costs and ticket sales and we expect this to be greater in future years. We believe we have to raise £10,000 a year from Friends, Patrons and Sponsors.
Some valuable features of the festival are particularly difficult to resource. These include the Festival Gala Concert, the Singing Competition and the educational activities. The Gala Concert involves a small orchestra and rarely covers the costs of the venue and musicians. The ticket income of our Singing Competition is very low. Tickets for young people are heavily subsidised at all concerts. We therefore need additional revenue to continue to bring high calibre musicians and valuable educational opportunities to a wide audience in a rural location at affordable prices.
Support us by becoming a Sponsor
We are hoping to partner with a small number of organisations that share our values and objectives and are interested in supporting the Festival in 2024.
By becoming a Sponsor you will receive:
Your name, logo and acknowledgment on the festival website and in the programme
An invitation to attend a Friends, Patrons and Sponsors launch event
Reserved seating for you and your guests
An opportunity to meet artists during the Festival
2 complimentary tickets for an event of your choice
Principal Sponsor £1,000
Our Principal Sponsors will receive:
The same benefits as above for a Sponsor
4 complimentary tickets for an event of your choice
Your logo included on posters and fliers
Prominent branding at each event with your corporate banner (supplied by yourselves)
Acknowledgement and thank you by the host at each event