Friends of the Festival
Our work makes an important contribution to the local cultural offering and brings over 7,000 vistors to the area each year. We generate funds through a variety of sources but we rely on the generous support of our Friends of the Festival and Local Business Supporters to keep our show on the road. For a modest annual donation, you will join a band of committed and generous people and businesses who help to ensure the continuation of our organisation which in turn supports the continuation of the rich cultural offering in the Oundle area.
Benefits in return include being invited to our annual Festival launch party, having priority booking when Festival tickets first go on sale, receiving a free souvenir programme and regular updates from Oundle Music Trust HQ as well as having the wonderful warm feeling that you are supporting a good local cause! Don't forget, if you pay income tax, you can significantly increase the value of your membership donation by allowing us to claim giftaid on your donation.
If looking on behalf of a business, please visit the Local Business Supporters or Sponsors pages.
Oundle Music Trust is also registered as an evaluated charity with The American Fund for Charities so that donors from the USA can make tax-deductible gifts to us. To donate, go to The American Fund for Charities website and scroll down the list of evaluated charities to find Oundle Music Trust.
You can become a Friend or simply make a donation through our payment website here or print and complete the form below and drop it into the Box Office (where there are also printed copies).
Suggested supporter levels for 2020
Individual Friend - minimum £30 per annum
Joint Friend - minimum £50 per annum
Under 21 Friend - minimum £10 per annum
Sponsor an Event, a Film Season or a Concert Series
From as little as £100, you or your company can sponsor one of the events which we organise. A range of sponsorship packages are on offer which are designed to be mutually beneficial for the sponsor and the Oundle Music Trust.
Support a Young Musician
You can support talented young musicians by sponsoring one of our Young Performer concerts or by donating to the Alan Spedding Memorial Fund to support a student attending an 'Oundle for Organists' course.
An entertaining present - a Oundle Box Office Voucher
Our vouchers can be spent on any of the events for which we sell tickets. Call the Box Office to arrange it on 01832 274734. Gift ideas made easy!
If you have enjoyed coming to our events over the years, you may like to show your appreciation through your Will. We are grateful for any legacy funding, although non-specific legacies are most useful. Of course, should you wish to leave us money to be put towards a particular use we will be delighted to accommodate your wishes. A legacy form can be obtained through the office.
Lend a hand (or a bed)
We couldn't run our events without the help of a brave army of volunteers who help with ticket sales, stewarding, projecting films, running bars, moving furniture and many other tasks which arise! It is good fun, you get to see the performances and films at no cost and you meet interesting people. Additionally, we are keen to hear from people who are happy to host performers (usually one night only).
For more information on all of the above, email Rowan Riley, Administrative Director, or contact her through the office.