The Festival, like the majority of the 300+ other Festivals which are affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals, is a registered charity and receives no public funding, no central or local government assistance, no lottery hand-outs and no Arts Council grants.  It depends entirely upon entry fees, admission charges, private donations and volunteer help for its continued existence. Practical assistance is needed both at the Festival and in the preparations during the preceding year, as well financial.

There are a number of ways you can support your festival:

  • Volunteering
  • Serving on the Committee
  • Becoming a Friend of the Festival
  • Sponsoring classes
  • Donating cash

To indicate your interest in supporting the festival, please download this form, fill it in and return it to: Mrs Sule Taylor, 70 Crescent Road, Locks Heath, Southampton. SO31 6PF