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Handmade Parade & The Children's Art School at HAF 2018

photo by Phil Hack

Many, many people give their time, talent and money to make this festival happen and we are indebted to every single one of them.  There are a number of ways you can help.

Make a cash donation

Every pound you donate will go towards bringing the very best artists and arts projects to the Holme Valley.  You can donate a monthly amount or make a single donation by text or by clicking one of our donate buttons. 

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Click the Local Giving logo or green button to donate by via Local Giving
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Click the DONATE Logo or green button or QR code to donate an amount of your choice
Donate by Text 
Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see

A percentage of your Amazon purchases can be donated to Holmfirth Arts Festival if you use Amazon Smile for your purchases and select Holmfirth Art & Music Ltd as your charity here

Become a business sponsor

Our Festival needs money to pay for artists, production costs and to bring an extensive community engagement programme to our local communities at little or no charge.  If you run a local business and would like to sponsor our Festival, please email: You can sponsor the Festival in general, a concert in the programme or a community engagement project. All donations are gratefully received and your logo is included on our website and all Festival promotional material, including our brochure which has a 15,000 print run.

Donate a venue, skills or time

Are you able to offer a venue free of charge (or at reduced cost), or can you volunteer time or a skill such as providing administrative or marketing support, stewarding, helping to hang site decorations or anything else you think might be useful to us? In return, we will thank you on our website and in our programme.  Email: to find out how you can get involved, or speak to one of our team during the festival.

Holmfirth Arts Festival is looking to recruit new Trustees to join our Board of Directors to help oversee the strategic direction and governance of this charitable company. This is an exciting time to become involved with the festival as we enter our next three years of activities in Holmfirth and the Holme Valley. 


Previous experience on a board is not necessary, training and support will be provided.


We appreciate that accessible and inclusive boards make better decisions and we would like our board to be representative of the communities we support. That is why we are actively seeking to recruit a diverse group of trustees. Of particular interest at the present time are new trustees that are under 50 years old or have one or more protected characteristics.


Click the big blue button above or here for more information

Alternatively contact

Become a Festival Supporter

Our Festival Supporters are an important part of the Festival team.  They are an energetic and enthusiastic group of local people, of all ages, who meet regularly to involve themselves in all aspects of the Festival and to put on bi-monthly programme of concerts in local village halls that raise money for the Festival.  If you would like to get involved with the Supporters’ Group as a volunteer we would love to hear from you, either to help us year-round or to volunteer to work on specific events. Whatever your availability and interests, we can offer you a rewarding and fun experience. Email: to find out how you can get involved, or speak to one of our team during the festival.

Festival Supporters

Caroline Anstey, Greta Bradley (Co-Chair of Supporters), Sara Bradley (Vice Chair) of the Board), Sally Brown, Kate Buchanan, Dave Calvert (Board), Sue Clarke,  Rose Cuthbertson, Ali Deering, Chris Deering, Andrea Fanchette, Hilary Fletcher, Sandy Goler, Phil Hack, Beverley Haynes, Liz Heywood, Jenny Holmes, Alison James, Roger Lancaster (Chair of the Board),, Barbara Lawson (Board/Company Secretary),  Grant Lowe (Board), Jill Martin (Board), Sarah Mason-Dixon (Board)
Jacob Mason-Dixon, Jack Milnes, Lynne Onyski, Elaine Park, Penny Peters, Angela Rosenfield, Rachel Smith, Lesley Sykes. (Co-Chair of Supporters), Diana Woodhead and Deb Wyles.

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