Fundraise We really need your support to help keep running a great festival, so if you have a fundraising idea that you would like to organise we would love to hear from you! It could be doing something musical like a session, a ceilidh, a sporting activity, coffee morning, a sky dive....it could involve just you, a team or a whole community. Get in touch for a chat through any ideas or if you would like to just make a donation: email@example.com
Be a sponsor Would you or your business like to be a sponsor of the festival, a single event or give in kind? (for example accommodation, drinks, meals) You could for example, receive exposure on our website, be promoted through posts on our mailing list and social media accounts, have an advert inside our brochure or even have your logo displayed on posters throughout Fiddle 2016. If you would like to know about our statistics, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to work to create the best sponsorship package we can to meet your needs. To inquire please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop online Sign up to Easy Fundraising and raise money for the festival while you shop online, at no cost to yourself. It's easy to do and takes a few minutes to sign up. Or if you don’t want to shop but like to search the internet for information – why not use the easysearch function to also raise money for the Festival with every search you do. It's easy to do and takes a few minutes to sign up. Clickhere to find out more
Volunteering Want to see the Fiddle Festival for free – why not volunteer? Volunteers help make the festival happen. We need you! Various great roles are available, examples include: Venue Coordinators, Stewards, Artist Liaison Assistants, Information Desk Hosts, Stage Management Assistants And many more! There are also year round volunteer opportunities available as part of the committee. Get in touch: email@example.com
Become a Friend of the Festival Fiddle 2016 is organised by the Scots Fiddle Festival charity, run by volunteers, and our aim is to promote traditional fiddle music. We are inviting everyone who cares about the future of fiddling in Scotland to become a friend of the festival to help keep the event going. By becoming a friend of the festival, you will: help to give traditional fiddling a strong and vibrant future in Scotland, support the many young fiddlers who are taking forward the tradition and who perform at the festival, get the opportunity to help plan the event, receive advance notice of the programme, be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. A Friend of the Festival membership is an annual subscription of £20. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the information table during the festival.
What else can I do? Please come to the festival! Tell your friends about it, like and share our Facebook & Twitter posts. These seem like small things to do but are very much appreciated and really help us to spread the word of this great festival.
Why do we need your support?
Running the festival makes a great impact on the Scottish music scene, boosts our culture, tourism, commerce, builds community and friendships, and inspires thousands of people each year, but this comes at a cost in money and volunteers' time. We need to pay for musicians fees and for theiraccommodation, provide meals and transportation, get publicity designed, printed and distributed throughout Scotland & the UK, pay for hire of multiple rooms in our two venues, box office set up and tickets, for the sound and lighting companies, licences,insurance, hire of chairs, tables and instruments.....and much more. We fill in many funding applications each year but the type of things that get funding has changed a lot in the last few years and we now rely a lot more on fundraising to make the festival happen.