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Support the Festival

The success of the Festival depends on the support of the residents and businesses in Burford and the surrounding villages. The Friends of the Festival, and corporate sponsors, have contributed enormously to its success and help underpin its commercial viability.

Supporting us as an individual

By becoming a friend

If you would like to financially support us, full details of how you can, are set out in this leaflet. Friends will be able to book tickets for all events 2 weeks in advance of the general public (maximum of 2 seats per event), an advantage for the most popular events or those with limited seats, and, as a small thank you, will be invited to a drinks party later in the year.

By volunteering to help

The Festival simply couldn’t happen without the assistance of scores of volunteers in numerous roles. If you would like to volunteer, please download the leaflet here which explains some of the different opportunities available.

By coming to the Festival events

This is, after all, what it is all about. We aim to offer something new as well as some favourites for everyone. Come and enjoy it all!

By joining our mailing list

Support us as a business

By sponsoring an event

Most of our events are open to sponsorship to help cover the costs of performers and venues, and will provide your business with targeted publicity at the event and in our brochure and website.

Overall Festival Sponsors:

We have no more than 4 overall festival sponsors and are looking for a minimum contribution of £2,000 per organisation. These sponsors’ name or logo will appear on all posters, the front page of our website and a full page advert in a prime location in our brochure. Additionally Overall Festival Sponsors receive 4 free tickets to an event of your choice and reserved seating.

Details of how to become an be overall Festival Sponsor can be found in this letter.

Single Event Sponsors:

For a £300-£800 contribution (depending on the size of event being sponsored) the name of each Event Sponsor will be displayed next to all descriptions of their event online and in print. Additionally Event Sponsors receive, 2 free tickets to their event.

Details of how to sponsor an event can be found in this letter.

By making a donation or a donation in kind

Smaller financial gifts or donations in kind (e.g. gift of food for the festival lunch or board and lodging for performers) provide very useful additional support. All donors will be acknowledged as Festival Supporters in our brochure and on our website.

More information on how to support us in this way can be found in this letter.

Acknowledgements and Thanks

The Festival Trustees and Organising Committee wish to thank all our sponsors for their generous and much appreciated support.

We also wish to thank:

  • the Friends of Burford Festival,
  • those who have provided venues (the Warwick Hall, St John the Baptist Church, the Friends Meeting House, the Library and the Bowls Club),
  • supporters of our Festival lunch (Sandra and Keith Davies, Mrs Bumbles, Burford Laundry, The Co-op),
  • the Town Council and St John Fisher and St Thomas More Church for the use of their land as overflow car parking, and
  • all our volunteers who open their gardens, provide refreshments, act as tour guides, steward at events and help out in a myriad other ways.