A statement on today's funding announcement

“Our successful selection in the latest round of Levelling Up funding is very welcome news. As we continue to build a forward-looking charity with audiences at its heart, this funding is a crucial step on our journey to long-term sustainability. As well as acknowledging our significant economic impact, this support also reflects the cultural importance of the work we are doing in communities across Wales, UK, and internationally, and its positive influence on people’s lives. We are so grateful for the support of all our funding partners in making this possible and look forward to seeing many of you at a full capacity Hay Festival Winter Weekend later this week.”

– Julie Finch, CEO, Hay Festival Foundation Ltd.