Support Ely Folk Festival

by Fionnuala Lennon in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Support Ely Folk Festival

£3,552

raised so far

74

supporters

We are seeking support to help us secure a sustainable long term future for Ely Folk Festival

by Fionnuala Lennon in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th June 2022 we'd raised £3,277 with 68 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Why are we crowdfunding?

Like most festivals, Ely Folk Festival was hit hard by the covid pandemic in 2020 with much invested in organizing a festival that we had to cancel. We returned triumphantly from that with an amazing festival in 2021 - but at a significant cost to festival reserves to ensure it was covid-safe.

The challenges to the festival haven’t ended there as this year we have had to relocate from the site we have used for the festival for the last 20 years for reasons beyond our control. We have found a new site for the festival and are confident that our new home will open an exciting next chapter for the festival, but we will need to make significant investment in the new site to ensure it is festival-ready.

Given the unprecedented expenditure we have had over the last few years, we are asking for your support with our Crowdfunding appeal to help us create a sustainable future for Ely Folk Festival, so we can continue to run this amazing festival for many more years.

Our commitment

Ely Folk Festival is a Community Interest Company run by local volunteers. If we make a small surplus any year we reinvest it right back into the festival to ensure we can continue to host a weekend of fantastic music and dance at affordable prices for all to enjoy. Our new location for the festival is a fantastic opportunity for the future of Ely Folk Festival, but as it is a greenfield site we are building the festival infrastructure from scratch from a low reserve base. 

This year marks the 36th Ely Folk Festival and we are committed to having many more festivals with the same great blend of folk and roots music, morris dance, workshops, children’s activities and lots more in a family-friendly environment that the festival is well-known for. We will ensure that any support you provide will be invested into helping us make the new site festival-ready and creating a sustainable financial platform for the future of the festival.

Our ask

Please help us achieve our goal of securing the festival’s long-term future by making a donation and becoming a Friend of Ely Folk Festival. In recognition of your support, you will have access to some exclusive rewards, from your name listed on our festival website and programme, to special edition merchandise, to special back stage passes to the 2022 festival – in addition to our absolute appreciation for your support.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Reward

In recognition of your donation, we will list your name on the festival / programme as a Friend of Ely Folk Festival (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A token for two drinks at the bar at Ely Folk Festival 2022 & your name listed on the festival website / programme as a Friend of Ely Folk Festival

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A special edition enamel Friends of Ely Folk Festival badge & your name listed on the festival website / programme

£40 or more

£40 Reward

A special edition black tee shirt with the Friends of Ely Folk Festival logo, plus your name listed on the festival website / programme

£65 or more

£65 Reward

A special edition hooded fleece poncho with Friends of Ely Folk Festival logo, plus your name listed on the festival website / programme

£150 or more

£150 Reward

A pair of special access backstage passes to Ely Folk Festival 2022; plus your name listed on the festival website / programme (note that you still need to purchase festival tickets)

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