Leicester MusicFest is organised and run entirely by volunteer staff. The Festival can only take place thanks to the kind generosity of patrons and donors. Charitable funding is essential to ensure that the Festival can continue to provide valuable opportunities to young musicians in future years.
Could you afford to help us in some way? Perhaps you could club together with work colleagues or friends to make a joint donation?
Please see below for some ideas about how you could get involved:
Sponsor an event
Each year we offer a variety of masterclasses, workshops and concerts, as well as the competitions which are judged by professional adjudicators. Event sponsors receive free advertising or credit in the Festival programme.
Donate a trophy
We have been fortunate to receive a number of donated trophies, which are a wonderful symbol of recognition for the winners of our competition classes. We are looking to acquire further trophies to award for our new classes. Trophies can be engraved with a dedication of the donor's choice, typically in memory of a loved one, or in tribute to someone living.
Become a Patron
Patrons make a minimum donation of £100 a year, for which they receive free personal access to all Festival events. In addition, they receive one all-access ticket for a chosen friend, free refreshments throughout the weekend, and a credit in the Festival programme (subject to their consent).
Become a Friend
Friends make a minimum donation of £40 a year, for which they receive a free guaranteed seat for the gala concert and one other event of choice. Friends receive a credit in the Festival programme (subject to their consent).
Make a one-off donation
If you wish simply to make a one-off donation to the festival, please click the yellow Paypal button below and follow the directions there. Donations may be anonymous if you wish.
If you are a UK tax payer, please also consider filling out our GiftAid form, allowing us, as a registered charity, to claim up to 25% of your donation from HMRC.
You can download and complete the single donation GiftAid form from the 'Downloads' section of the grey footer at the bottom of this page. Please send completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Festival relies on a large team of volunteers to ensure smooth running of events throughout the Festival. If you could spare just a few hours to help us, we would love to hear from you.