The Oundle Music Trust runs the annual Oundle International Festival, the Autumn and Spring Music in Special Places, Oundle Cinema, Oundle Food Festival, Oundle for Organists and the Oundle Box Office which sells tickets for local arts organisations. Despite all this activity, keeping our show on the road is a financial challenge. We apply for grants and trust funding, generate revenue in a number of different ways, but we rely on the generous support of local people and companies.
There are several ways in which you can support us:
Become a Friend or Corporate Friend
For a modest annual donation, you will join a band of committed and generous people and companies who help to ensure the continuation of our organisation which in turn supports the continuation of the rich cultural offering in the Oundle area.
In return, Friends benefit from being invited to our annual Festival launch party, having priority booking when Festival tickets first go on sale, receiving a free souvenir programme and regular updates from Oundle Music Trust HQ as well as having the wonderful warm feeling that they are supporting a good cause! Don't forget, if you pay income tax, you can significantly increase the value of your membership donation by allowing us to claim giftaid on your donation.
Oundle Music Trust is also registered as an evaluated charity with The American Fund for Charities so that donors from the USA can make tax-deductible gifts to us. To donate, go to The American Fund for Charities website and scroll down the list of evaluated charities to find Oundle Music Trust.
Please download and complete the form below or contact the office where we hold printed copies
Suggested supporter levels for 2015/6
Individual Friend - minimum £30 per annum
Joint Friend - minimum £50 per annum
Under 21 Friend - minimum £10 per annum
Corporate Friend - minimum £65 per annum
Sponsor an Event, a Film Season or a Concert Series
From as little as £100, you or your company can sponsor one of the events which we organise. A range of sponsorship packages are on offer which are designed to be mutually beneficial for the sponsor and the Oundle Music Trust.
Support a Young Musician
You can support talented young musicians by sponsoring one of our Young Performer concerts or by donating to the Alan Spedding Memorial Fund to support a student attending an 'Oundle for Organists' course.
Give an Oundle Box Office Voucher to someone you love
Our vouchers can be spent on any of the events for which we sell tickets. Call the Box Office to arrange it on 01832 274734. Gift ideas made easy!
If you have enjoyed coming to our events over the years, you may like to show your appreciation through your Will. We are grateful for any legacy funding, although non-specific legacies are most useful. Of course, should you wish to leave us money to be put towards a particular use we will be delighted to accommodate your wishes. A legacy form can be obtained through the office.
Lend a hand (or a bed)
We couldn't run our events without the help of a brave army of volunteers who help with ticket sales, stewarding, projecting films, running bars, moving furniture and many other tasks which arise! It is good fun, you get to see the performances and films at no cost and you meet interesting people. Additionally, we are keen to hear from people who are happy to host performers (usually one night only).
For more information on all of the above, email Camilla Sherwin, Administrative Director, or contact her through the office.