Buxton Festival Foundation

Buxton Festival Foundation

If you would like to help to ensure that the Festival can be enjoyed by future generations, please support the Buxton Festival Foundation (registered charity number 1096269).

The Foundation was established as a separate charitable trust in 2002 to contribute to the long-term stability and development of the Festival. The purpose of the Foundation is to grow an endowment fund able to provide a secure financial basis as the Festival continues to develop the range and quality of its opera productions, outreach projects and young artists’ programme.

With the collapse of interest rates since 2008, and the consequent reduction in the Foundation’s investment income, the endowment fund has grown mainly as a result of legacy gifts and donations from individuals who wish to ensure a long-term
future for the Festival. As with donations to the Buxton Festival, legacy gifts or donations to the Foundation attract the appropriate tax relief.

At the end of 2016 the funds held by the Foundation amounted to approximately £205,000, and since its inception it has donated £68,500 to the Buxton Festival.

Buxton Festival Foundation Trustees

  • Jane Davies OBE (Chairman)
  • Jennie Ball
  • Philip Barton
  • Dr Ian Johnston CB

For more information about how the Foundation operates, please contact Jane Davies via the Festival Office or by email to: foundation@buxtonfestival.co.uk

If you want to leave a legacy, simply tell your solicitor the amount you wish to give to the “Buxton Festival Foundation, registered charity number 1096269”.