Festival Charity sought for 2016 & 2017

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival is pleased to have helped Henshaws Society for Blind People raise almost £7000 over their two year association with the festival.

Looking further ahead, MBCF is looking for a new charity partner and is inviting applications from charities who wish to benefit from a similar association for the 2016 and 2017 events. The chosen charity will be offered a free promotional stall and free rein to collect loose change from customers at the event which is expected to attract in around 12,000 visitors. They will also be promoted on the festival website, posters, flyers and in the festival programme.

At such a large event, there are plentiful other opportunities for fundraising which could also add value to the festival customer experience. Those organisations submitting innovative ideas for additional activities will be looked upon favourably by the organisers.

Although charities are encouraged to seek their own sponsors, if required, the festival sponsorship manager will assist the chosen charity in obtaining a sponsor for their time at the festival.

Any successful applicant would be expected to provide sufficient Volunteers to run 2 cloakrooms as well as sell programmes to the public from various locations within the Venue.  The successful applicants will receive a share of the income from the aforementioned along-with any other finances they can raise from members of the public with collection boxes etc.

Charities are invited to contact the festival organiser outlining their charitable aims, the number of volunteers they would expect to assist the festival, examples of similar events they have participated in and suggestions for activities which they would be willing to run. Applications should be sent to organiser (at) mancbeerfest.uk by no later than 1st March 2015.