Donations

The Swanage Folk Festival is self-funded and run solely by volunteers. The money we raise through tickets, sponsorship and donations goes to covering the costs of running the festival (about £45k).

If we manage to create a small surplus we donate it to local good causes. Here are some of the local groups we’ve donated to in the last couple of years.

Click on any of the entries below to get more information. At the bottom of this page is a map of the festival locations.

Will Does

Will Does

Every year the Swanage Folk Festival entertains Swanage and hundreds of visitors with music and dance. As a non profit...

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Swanage Foodbank

Swanage Foodbank

Handing over a £1,000 to the Swanage Foodbank are Swanage Folk Festival’s Matt Piper and chair Jon Baker, with Lucy Cocke and Ian Bandy of the foodbank

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Dorset Air Ambulance

Dorset Air Ambulance

After 2022’s Swanage Folk Festival we had a surplus and were very pleased to donate £500 to the AIr Ambulance, as well as other local good causes.

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The Swanage Food bank

The Swanage Food bank

The Swanage Folk festival is well known for filling people’s heads with good music, but this year we’re also helping fill the Swanage food bank.

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St Georges pre-school

St Georges pre-school

St George’s Pre-school Leader, Sabrina Moss, was delighted when she received an unexpected donation of £250 from Swanage Folk Festival.

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WillDoes

WillDoes is a local charitiy which help supports young people who may be finding life tough, struggling to cope with...

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Friends of Swanage Hospital

After 2022’s Swanage Folk Festival we had a surplus and were very pleased to donate £250 to the Friends of Swanage Hospital, as well as other local good causes.

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