Support Us

Support Ramsgate Festival by donating on kickstarterWe need to raise more money to make all our dreams for Ramsgate Festival come true in 2017. Please watch our new video and back the project.

Ramsgate Arts is run by volunteers with small amounts of funding for the projects we run which are provided on a project by project basis. You can find out more about the regular events we produce here and the wonderful organisations and individuals who have and continue to support us.

Ramsgate Arts began with a grant of £4250 from Ramsgate Town Council (to produce LOVE: HATE: HOPE: RAMSGATE). We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Town Council, and Thanet District Council, who we have received a grant from each year towards the summer’s Ramsgate Festival.

The Ramsgate Festival is a major event that we started eight years ago and in 2016 we had a successful fundraising campaign through Kickstarter raising just over £3,000 to enable the festival to happen.

Supporting the amount of work we produce is precarious and to enable us to carry on doing what we do in Ramsgate we are launching a regular giving scheme, details of which will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Before we launch if you’d like to donate please press the link below.

Donate now! Tiny amounts add up to help a lot.

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

Every penny we receive goes directly to events and the artists and facilitators who provide such fantastic enrichment to their audiences. If you can support our work in any way, please do. We can guarantee that you’ll see something magical happening with your contribution. Please contact Suzy Humphries via info@ramsgatearts.org or 07939 542990

We are lucky to be able to show success and we cut our cloth according to our income, but funding work is a constant battle. Since 2011 we have won a grant each year from Arts Council England, through the National Lottery, towards the Ramsgate Festival. We are currently waiting to hear if we will be successful for this year’s event. Looping the Loop is core-funded by grants via Battersea Arts Centre from Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston and Impact. We have to raise our own new funding for the ‘home-grown’ work and any of the big ideas we inevitably come up with.

We adopt a wide approach to funding all the work we produce; much relies on grants and donations, but we are keen to produce earned income (ticket sales, running a bar, selling merchandise) and to look for ways that the work can fund itself (by running paid training or workshops for example). We count on regional companies and organisations for sponsorship or in-kind support.

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Other Ways to help

There are lots of other ways you could help too;

  • Help research or write applications 
  • If you have ideas for sponsorship, we’d love to hear from you!
  • If you’d like to run or help with a fundraising event, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Thanks for continued support we really do appreciate it and hope to see you at the Ramsgate Festival in July!

Ramsgate Arts Festival Ltd  Company Registration 6978161  Charity Registration 1150096

Photograph courtesy of Graham Ó Síodhacháin via: https://www.flickr.com/photos/funkdooby/

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