Friends of Hay Festival

For over 30 years Hay has brought readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in live sustainable events around the world, from the beaches of Cartagena de Indias to the cities of Beirut and Mumbai, reaching more than five million people across five continents. Our festivals inspire, examine and entertain.

The Hay Festival Foundation is a registered charity created to support the aims of the Festival in Britain and internationally, bringing people of all ages together. We are committed to access and inclusion and to the pursuit of excellence and happiness.

The Foundation is supported through philanthropy and charitable grants. There are several ways that you can support the Foundation – please support us to secure the Festival for future generations, to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

Dylan Jones
Chair, Hay Festival Foundation


Friends of Hay Festival