Support us

Cambridge Live is a charity. We currently reach just under 300,000 people each year who engage in our activities. Our vision is for all Cambridge lives to be enriched by creative experiences.

Above: Cambridge Folk Festival

Support from philanthropy enables Cambridge Live to continue to provide exciting cultural activities for the people of this city. At our events people come together, whatever their background, to live, to be inspired, to experience something new, to realise what a great place Cambridge is to live in, work and visit.
 
Cambridge is a remarkable place. What we do contributes to making Cambridge stand out – it brings the city together to embrace its heritage, culture and its people. Working with us can benefit you too – we can give you a chance to give something back to the city.
 
Working with supporters and partners, we can:
 
develop artists through projects like our Classical Concert Series and the Cambridge Folk Festival; 
bring even more great artists to the city such as great headline performers at Cambridge Folk Festival or world renowned conductors to the Corn Exchange; 
reach more communities by growing the provision of an exciting, vibrant, inclusive live arts scene in Cambridge; 
improve our facilities and services such as by introducing new technology and refurbishing our spaces to make the experience even better; 
improve the local economy by bringing thousands of people into the city centre each year and making Cambridge an attractive place to live and work. 
 

How you can help

Any gift, big or small, makes a huge difference to our ability to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people across Cambridgeshire.
 
You can make a donation to Cambridge Live either by text or bucket collections at our events, by adding a donation when you buy tickets through our Box Office or buy a drink at our bar, or by joining our membership scheme – the 1965 Club. 
 
You can find out more about supporting Cambridge Live by contacting Tom Shallaker, Development Manager, at tom.shallaker@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk or by calling 01223 791794. Or you can click here to make a donation today.
 

Above: Mayor's Day Out
 

Legacies

Remembering Cambridge Live in your will is a very special way to support us and to help us continue to develop the talent of future generations. Supporting a charity in this way is easy to do and can also reduce the amount of inheritance tax that your loved ones will have to pay.
 
Gifts left in your will can be used to help artist development, to secure the future success of Cambridge Live’s festivals, and to enable future generations to enjoy the work on our stages.
 
When writing your will, speak to your solicitor about supporting Cambridge Live. You will need the following information:
 
Charity Name: Cambridge Live Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1159593
 
You do not need to tell us if you intend to remember Cambridge Live in your will, however, if you are happy to let us know, we would love to have the opportunity to thank you for your generosity.
 
Above: Local children working with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 

Trusts and Foundations

We want to build working relationships with a range of supporters.  Some of these partnerships are creative, some deliver education and participation opportunities, some are community based, and some have mutual commercial benefits. The common theme is that, through these relationships, Cambridge Live can be the catalyst for making great experiences happen in Cambridge, and that the city continues to be celebrated as a fantastic place to live.
 
If you manage or work for a charitable trust or foundation, and would like to discuss our projects and how you may be able to support us, please contact Tom Shallaker, Development Manager, at tom.shallaker@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk or by calling 01223 791794.
 
Above: Royston Town Band performing at Jazz and Brass in the Parks
 

Corporate support

Each year we work with corporate partners from Cambridge and across the country on our wide range of events. If you work for a company that is looking to increase engagement and brand awareness in the city, we can work with you to achieve your objectives across our wide range of festivals and events. 
 
If you enjoy coming to the Corn Exchange, the Cambridge Folk Festival, Bonfire Night, the Big Weekend, or one of our many other events, we can reward you for your support such as through priority booking, access to VIP areas and discounts at our bars.
 
Sponsors of the Big Weekend provide unique activities to engage with the 30,000 plus people who attend over the course of the weekend. As Cambridge Folk Festival enters its sixth decade at the forefront of folk and roots music, it continues to benefit from corporate supporters such as Guinness and Southern Comfort. We can attract some of the world’s greatest orchestras to the Cambridge Corn Exchange thanks to companies like Boldfield Computing sponsoring our concerts; and we continue to provide a spectacular and safe fireworks display every Bonfire Night with the support of up to 40 local businesses each year.
 
Above: Cambridge Fireworks and Bonfire Night
 
 

Text to Donate

Text LIVE to 70300 to donate £3 to Cambridge Live today. 
 
Cambridge Live will receive 100% of your donation. You may be charged for one text message at your standard network rate. Always get the bill payer’s permission. We may like to contact you with news and information about other campaigns but if you’d rather we did not contact you again, please include the words No INFO at the end of your message e.g. LIVE NO INFO
Charity text service provider VIR2 helpline 03306600425
 
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