Friends of Towersey Festival

What is The Friends Of Towersey Festival?


The Friends of Towersey Festival has awarded over £35’000 in grants to individual musicians, singers, bands, dance groups, youth theatres, community organisations, festivals and youth projects at festivals, arts centres and in the community.  The grants awarded cover many genres of music, dance and the performing arts and have been used towards the purchase of instruments, dance shoes, course fees, training and mentoring sessions with professional artists, technical equipment such as PAs, computer software and recording equipment.

The Friends of Towersey Festival is a Registered Charity (No 299636). It runs independently of the Festival itself but there are strong links between the two with the Festival supporting the work of the Charity whenever possible.  Many of the recipients of grants from The Friends, both young and old, return to the Festival year after year to perform and share their experience.  It holds charitable status and is carefully monitored by the Charity Commission.


The Friends of Towersey Festival’s aims are:

To support the education of people in music, dance, song, theatre, arts and crafts.

To encourage the young to encompass performing and visual arts at an early age.

To support the careers of people, developing their skills and even taking them on to a fully professional level.

To support people in later life who decide perhaps they missed out and now turn to the arts in their leisure time or new careers.

How Can You Help?

With your help, the good work of The Friends will continue.  Any donation you can give would be very much appreciated.  You can donate as much or as little as you like; either through a fixed monthly amount or a one off donation.    In return, The Friends will recognise your support through the publicity of Towersey Festival and welcome you to a Friends Gathering each August Bank Holiday at the Festival. 

Finally, if you are a UK tax payer, please make your donation through Gift Aid, meaning that for every £1 donated under the Gift Aid scheme, the Friends Of Towersey Festival will receive a further 25p in support of education in the arts at no extra cost to you.

Help spread the word

Please tell your friends, families, associates etc. about The Friends and the work they do and encourage them to support our work.  You can follow us on Facebook here for updates and news.

The Friends have a board of Trustees who job it is to allocate the funds raised.  The Trustees are always happy to receive suggestions and recommendations as to potential good causes.  Contact The Friends via Steve Heap –

Thank you for your support.