Support us

Thank you to all our #HayMakers who have so generously given to our fundraising campaign by contributing to GoFundMe and by donating their Early Bird tickets. Your encouragement and faith has given us a lifeline in our time of greatest need, and given us the possibility of a digital life in 2020 and hope for all gathering together again on our green field in 2021. Here is an honour call of our wonderful supporters.

If you are able to contribute to the core costs of the festival and would like to join the #Haymakers, please visit our donation page.

Hay Festival is supported by Hay Festival Foundation, which promotes excellence, inclusion, education and learning, the very principles on which our festivals are built. Read more about the projects that the Foundation supports.

Ways to give

There are several ways for individuals to contribute philanthropically to Hay Festival Foundation projects: as Friends, Patrons, or Benefactors. Our membership schemes each offer a range of unique benefits. Memberships last for 12 months unless stated otherwise. Any of our memberships can be purchased as gifts.

You can also join the Chair’s Circle, a dedicated group of individuals who support the Festival’s long-term future.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss or have any questions about how to support Hay Festival please contact our Development Team by phone on 01497 822 620 or by email.

Maggie Kerr, Director of Development

Maria Carreras, Sponsorship and Fundraising