Huddersfield Carnival

by huddersfieldcarnival in Huddersfield

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Celebrating tradional African/Caribbean carnival art, street dance and music

by huddersfieldcarnival in Huddersfield

Project aim

Celebrating traditional African/Caribbean carnival art, street dance and music

About the project

See our video project involving young people Huddersfield Carnival - produced by young people

Huddersfield Carnival Committee was established in 1984, and in 2008, it decided to become a trust called the Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust (HACCT).

HACCT is a core group of 10 volunteers, supported by individuals and groups from the community, who are the real heart and soul of Carnival. The group became a registered charitable trust in 2008.

Huddersfield Carnival has two unique selling points:

  • It is the second largest carnival in Yorkshire
  • It maintains its Caribbean roots whilst involving a number of Kirklees communities, both geographically and by  interest.

Our aims are:

  • To increase Huddersfield Carnival sustainability
  • To continue to work towards widening participation amongst diverse local communities in carnival related activities
  • To influence the development in the practice of carnival arts across Kirklees and local training in carnival art forms
  • To enhance collective and collaborative working across the borough and with all stakeholders – local, national and international
  • To organise an annual programme culminating in Carnival Weekend

We believe that the Huddersfield Carnival, now in its 30th year, benefits Huddersfield and the wider Kirklees community and we demonstrate this because we believe;

  • Conservative estimates suggest that over 40,000 people attend the Huddersfield Carnival each year. It therefore represents a significant event in the town’s cultural calendar and provides a substantial boost to the local economy.
  • Delivering activities which involve the lives of the elderly, children, young people and their families in fun cultural and physical activities, and opportunities to learn new skills and about Caribbean Cultural Heritage.
  • Promoting Huddersfield nationally, especially to Mas Troupes from other areas, as a creative town which values diversity
  • Attracting visitors to Huddersfield who contribute to the local economy
  • Providing opportunities for diverse communities to celebrate together thus promotingcommunity cohesion
  • Creating pride amongst communities about their local area and the part they play in it.

HACCT seeks to achieve its aims but they are subject to the successful securing of resources and this year we are on a journey of organisational development which will transform HACCT and establish a sustainable business model for the organisation and the Carnival, ensuring it continues for another 30 years. 

We feel it is important to maintain Huddersfield Carnival’s position as one of the top 3 carnivals in the UK - 3rd place, many would argue, 2nd place to Nottinghill and Leeds Carnivals.

We expect a positive impact on local business if we consider the results of an economic impact study of 6 local festivals which estimated a net impact on the Kirklees economy of £1.9 million.

We have already developed new approaches and thinking for this year and have repositioned elements of the Carnival for example a change from the Jouvert to a 'Friday Night Glow' Parade, continuation of the traditional Carnival Parade and a focus on increasing donations and sponsorship from local, regional and national businesses. In light of the budget cut, we have decided not to pursue an event in Greenhead Park instead will focus on finishing the carnival parade in Huddersfield Town centre and the Hudawi Centre.

We do need your help to raise funds to stage the Friday Night Glow Parade, Carnival Parade and workshops leading up to carnival weekend. Your contribution and much needed support, no matter how small, to pay for some of the following items;

Costume materials, design and decorating supplies, tutor costs, performance expenses, parade vehicle hire costs, fuel and generators, staging and sound, technical support, refreshments for participants which includes a simple meal and water whilst on the parade, trophies and prizes, room hire, volunteer expenses, crowd barriers, cleansing, event security and stewards staff, marquees hire.

How do you benefit? We offer a range of bundled and specific packages set out below....

Bundle Sponsorships

Gold sponsor

Benefits

  1. Sponsor's name and logo to appear on all our promotional material related to Huddersfield Carnival as well as on the carnival website for one year. This could be a link to the sponsor's website or to a page promoting the sponsor.
  2. Full page advertisement in the Carnival Magazine or an article about your company or product.
  3. Sponsor's banner is prominently displayed on the Main stage in Carnival Arena.
  4. Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout the day of the sponsors associated with the event.
  5. Sponsor to be allocated space in the main arena, if required, to promote their product or services. You will be provided with a site map highlighting your location.
  6. Up to two banners on a truck (no longer than 5.1 metres)

Suggested price: £1500

Please Note this package is limited to 2 sponsors only

 

Silver Sponsor

Benefits:

  1. Sponsor's name and logo to appear on our promotional material related to Huddersfield Carnival as well as on the carnival website for twelve months, as well as exposure in the Huddersfield Examiner and Radio. This could be a link to the sponsor's website, all social media or to a page promoting the sponsor.
  2. Full page advertisement in the Carnival Magazine or an article about your company or product(s).
  3. Acknowledgement by MC on the main stage throughout the day of the sponsors associated with the event.
  4. Acknowledgement by DJ's throughout the day of the sponsor associated with this segment of the Carnival Day programme.

 

Suggested price: £1000

 

Bronze Sponsor

 Benefits:

  1. Sponsor's name and logo to appear on promotional material related to Huddersfield Carnival as well as on the carnival website for twelve months. This could be a link to the sponsor's website or to a page promoting the sponsor.
  2. Acknowledgement by MC on the main stage throughout the day of the sponsors associated with the event.
  3. Sponsor's banner is prominently displayed on a Carnival float.
  4. Half page advertisement in the Carnival Magazine

Suggested price: £500

 

  

Specific Sponsorships

 

Trophy sponsor

Sponsor one of our trophies. You can choose which category you would like sponsor. You can sponsor an individual trophy or all three in that category, Categories include:

  1. Best Local band
  2. Best Visiting Band
  3. Best Individual Masquerader
  4. Best Decorated Float

 Logo on the Carnival weekend pamphlet

  • Logo on our promo material at the awards evening
  • Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout Carnival day of the sponsors associated with the event.
  • Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout our Awards Evening
  • Opportunity for a company representative to present their award at the presentation evening.
  • Exposure through Social Media, radio and Examiner

  

Suggested contributions are:

1st prize £100

2nd prize £75

3rd prize £50

  

Water Sponsor

 As an organisation we have a responsibility to provide a reasonable supply of bottled water.  We are looking for bottled water manufacturers or companies to donate cases of bottled water.

In return we will give you

  • A ½ page advertisement in the Carnival Magazine

         Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout the day of the sponsors associated with the event.

  • Acknowledgement on our thank you page of the Huddersfield Carnival website

 

Grand Raffle prizes sponsors

Sponsor one of our major prizes. Suggested  prizes:

 

  • An evening of fine dining
  • Large electrical/white goods
  • Mini cruises for two
  • Short break for two
  • Concert tickets
  • High street vouchers
  • Food hampers
  • Large wide screen TV
  • MP3 players
  • Mobile phones

 

You may wish to fund a prize to a set value or donate one of your choosing.

Companies/organisation and/or individuals who fund/donate a prize will receive the following benefits.

  • logo on our promo material for our Awards Evening/raffle Draw
  • Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout the day of the sponsors associated with the event.
  • Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout the Carnival Royale show of the sponsors associated with the event.
  • Acknowledgement by the master of ceremony on the main stage throughout our Awards Evening
  • Opportunity for a company representative to Draw the raffle ticket and present the winning prize.
  • Logo/company name on all raffle posters and raffle promotional page in the Carnival magazine.
  • Sponsor's name and logo to appear on our promotional materials related to Huddersfield Carnival Grand Raffle as well as on the carnival website for one year. This could be a link to the sponsor's website or to a page promoting the sponsor.

 

Sponsor a Parade truck

Sponsor a truck outright

  • You have full autonomy to decorate this truck as you wish
  • Entry into our best dressed float competition

NB         if a Masquarade Band is following your truck, some initial dialogue may be required with the Band leader

  • Up to 6 representatives from your company who are entitled to give away company products, and/or vouchers etc.

 

Suggested contribution:

With DJ & sound system £1000

Without DJ & sound system (i.e. you provide you own if you wish £750

 

 

Magazine Sponsor

Why not be the official sponsor of the Huddersfield Carnival Magazine 2015

 

 

Suggested contribution:

Payment for the cost of producing the magazine, including graphic related costs.

 

Advertising packages

 Magazine

Businesses, organizations and individuals invited to place an advertisement in the Carnival magazine.

Advertisements range in sizes from business cardto full page.

 

Rates are as follows:

 

Full page:                 £100

Business Card:         £35

 

 

 

 

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you for believing in my project!

Let's make 'Huddersfield Carnival' happen