Support us

Thank you to all our #Haymakers who so generously donated in 2020 and continue to do so in 2021. Your encouragement and faith gave us a lifeline in our time of greatest need, the possibility of a digital life in 2020 and hope for us all gathering together again in the future. Here is an honour call of our wonderful supporters.

If you are able to contribute to the running costs of the festival, through the Foundation and would like to join the #Haymakers, please donate here.

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.

Ways to give

There are several ways for individuals to contribute philanthropically to Hay Festival Foundation projects: as Friends, Patrons or Benefactors. Each membership schemes each offer a range of benefits. Memberships last for 12 months unless stated otherwise and can be purchased as gifts, too. 

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 maggie@hayfestival.org

Jo Rodell-Jones, Sponsorship and Philanthropy jo@hayfestival.org

Maria Carreras, Sponsorship and Fundraising maria@hayfestival.org