"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
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!
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.
£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