Support Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home


+ estimated £1,746 Gift Aid
£10,000 target

311 supporters


£10 + est £3 in Gift Aid on 5th Jul 2020 11:09


£100 on 4th Jul 2020 22:32


Anna Carrick

£25 + est £6 in Gift Aid 1st Jul 2020 21:20

Started on 2nd June 2020 Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

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Cheltenham Science Festival posted an update on 7th June 2020

Join us for the grand finale

Thank you all so much for supporting Cheltenham Science Festival at Home.  We're not finished quite yet and would love it if you could join us at 7pm for the grande finale Cheltenham Shambles hosted by Robin Ince and Josie Long.  You can expect laughs, live music and some very special mystery guests.  This is event is live so please join us on this new link 

Get ready to party.

The Cheltenham Festivals Team

We make Festivals that matter. You make that possible.

"I’m an avid fan of Cheltenham Science Festival. It is, without doubt, the premier science festival in the country because it is supported by pretty much everyone who cares about promoting science in Britain." Professor Brian Cox

What people are often surprised by is that Cheltenham Festivals is a charity reaching out year-round to children, young people and early-career scientists both locally and internationally through innovative outreach programmes.

In these times, we need science more than ever. Help us to secure the future of the Cheltenham Science Festival so that we can continue to: 

  • Inspire the next generation of doctors, scientists, researchers
  • Stimulate innovation and make the latest discoveries accessible to the public
  • Inspire public debate about the world around us
  • Grow the world's largest community of science communicators through FameLab our international science communication competition.

Find out more about FameLab

Why we need your support

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel our Jazz, Music and Science Festivals this year. As a charity which relies on fundraising and ticket sales for 96% of its income, this has had a devastating effect on us.

This crowdfunder is part of a larger fundraising campaign which will sustain the long-term survival of Cheltenham Festivals so that we can continue our work of bringing the arts and science to everyone, all year-round. And of course to help us come back next year in the flesh!

Our target

You can play your part to secure the future of Cheltenham Science Festival by making a donation. We are hoping to raise £10,000 but any donation you can give of any size is very gratefully received.

What will your support enable?

£25 will pay for an early career scientist to share their research with the public

£50 will enable a group of children to experience a day at the Science Festival next year

£150 will enable a class of secondary students to participate in our year-round FameLab Academy programme which nurtures young people into STEM careers


Anonymous pledged £10 + an est. £3 in Gift Aid

5th July 2020 at 11:09am

Anonymous pledged £100

4th July 2020 at 10:32pm

Anna Carrick pledged £25 + an est. £6 in Gift Aid
1st July 2020 at 9:20pm
Anonymous pledged £30 + an est. £8 in Gift Aid

1st July 2020 at 7:20pm

Pat And Hari commented

Thanks guys - you rocked this! Amazing achievement to brighten all our lives during such weird times. Thoroughly enjoyed it all - Hari was ecstatic and glued to the screen !!!!! Hopefully next year we'll all be there as normal. See you all then! XXXX

1st July 2020 at 8:44am
Anonymous pledged £40 + an est. £10 in Gift Aid

28th June 2020 at 6:19pm

Anonymous pledged £100 + an est. £25 in Gift Aid

28th June 2020 at 1:54pm

Nick Day commented

Roll on 2021!

26th June 2020 at 4:52pm
Nick Day pledged £10 + an est. £3 in Gift Aid
26th June 2020 at 4:52pm
Catherine Squires commented

Thank. you for all you do challenge us, inspire and teach us! Thank you for enlightening our curiosity and brining us sparkle!

25th June 2020 at 3:43pm
Anonymous pledged £20 + an est. £5 in Gift Aid

25th June 2020 at 3:41pm

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