Support us

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 here.

Hay Festival could not survive without the generosity of our audience, patrons, benefactors and friends. If you love the Festival as much as we do and would like to help secure its future there are several ways you can help us to achieve this.  

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

Joana Rodell-Jones