Benefactors & Friends of WIMF

“Our Benefactors and Friends are key members of our Festival community, not only through their enjoyment as members of the audience and participation in other special events, but also for the significant collective financial support that they provide.”

Anthony Wilkinson

About

The Benefactors and Friends of WIMF support the work of the charity, help to fulfil its aim of bringing music of the highest quality to Wimbledon and neighbouring SW London. The Benefactors and Friends are the backbone of the Festival: their financial and moral support has been vital in helping to launch what is now an annual celebration of good music, and a continuation of the opportunity to increase our involvement in education and building new audiences for the future.

Many Benefactors and Friends have come forward with substantial donations, but smaller sums and help in kind are enormously valued and much appreciated.

All Benefactors and Friends, whenever able, have signed the Gift Aid form, which without any cost to them boosts their donation by a valuable 25%.

Benefits

Priority booking period

Discounts in selected local restaurants during the Festival

Free programme covering the entire Festival

Opportunity to attend special events

Newsletters

Wills & Legacies

A legacy gift of any size will help ensure that future generations of your family and community can enjoy the work of Wimbledon International Music Festival for years to come.

If you wish to, consider leaving something in your will to the festival stating that the money is used for general purposes of the Festival. You may however wish to specify how you would like your gift to be used. For instance a special commission, developing young musician courses or a community project. To learn more about wills and legacies or to discuss various options please call 020 8946 5078 or email Anthony Wilkinson.

Memberships

Friend – £40 up to £100

Silver Friend – up to £250

Gold Friend – up to £500

Bronze Benefactor – up to £1,000

Silver Benefactor – up to £2,000

Gold Benefactor – £2,000 and above

Become a Benefactor of a Friend

Download the Benefactors and Friends of Wimbledon International Music Festival application form and standing order mandate below, complete and email it to our benefactor and friends co-ordinator Nicky Back at nicky.back@wimbledonmusicfestical.co.uk. If you would like more information about ways to support the festival or discuss the level of your contribution, please email Nicky or call her on 020 8946 8714.

Funding

In addition to periodic grants from the Arts Council, we are extremely grateful for the support provided by the Tertis Foundation and other trusts, as well as corporate sponsors. Unfortunately two significant previous sources of funding came to natural conclusions last year, which has reduced our estimated annual income by £10,000. If the Wimbledon International Music Festival is to continue to provide and to develop such a wonderful cultural experience, we need to expand our funding base and find additional sources of sustainable financial support, so please do get in touch if you are able to help us in any way.

If you would like to support the Wimbledon International Music Festival, please contact: Anthony Wilkinson, Festival Director 020 8946 5078 or email Anthony Wilkinson.

We thank all of those organisations that are providing financial or other support for the Wimbledon International Music Festival