Support Saltaire Festival

Support the festival

Saltaire Festival is the biggest annual community event in Bradford district but receives no guaranteed funding and is a registered charity reliant on the time and skills of a small group of unpaid volunteers. In line with the festival’s charitable aims of engagement and inclusivity, the trustees try to keep admission free to as many events and activities as possible, and keep down prices for ticketed events. Staging the festival safely and successfully costs about £60,000, which has to be raised by volunteers, through grants, sponsorship, advertising and donations.

Our pound per person approach

If everyone who came and enjoyed the Festival donated a pound per person each time they visited, we could guarantee the Festival each year with even more free events and activities for all.

You can donate to the Festival at any of our events or online through our JustGiving page.

And look out for the ‘rattling tins’ over the Festival itself.

We thank you for your continued support. We couldn’t do it without you.

Our objective

The festival is a not-for-profit enterprise, with the formal objective to advance education in the arts and in the culture and heritage of Saltaire and its surrounding area, in particular but not exclusively by:
Providing creative, innovative and educational experiences for adults, young people and children through a planned programme of arts events within the locality of Saltaire on at least an annual basis;
Enabling participation in all aspects of the visual, dramatic, dance, literary and musical arts, for adults, young people and children, to help individuals to develop new creative knowledge and skills.