Support Us

Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who have provided such generous support to Wealden Festival Foundation. Your contribution has been invaluable.

Wealden Festival is operated by Wealden Festival Foundation, which encourages engagement with books, the arts and the outdoors.

There are many ways for individuals and businesses to support Wealden Festival Foundation: donating to our crowdfunding campaign, becoming a Friend of the Festival, or joining our network of sponsors.


If you are able to contribute to the running costs of the Festival through the Foundation, please donate here.

Friends of the Festival

Friends of the Festival perform a vital role in funding the Charity’s activities, including education and outreach work, ensuring our environmental credentials, developing the Festival and, particularly during the pandemic, safeguarding our future.

Our Friends are an important part of Wealden’s community. In addition to the financial support they provide, we welcome ideas and recommendations from them in terms of the content of the Festival itself.

Friends membership costs £26 for single or £45 for double membership. It lasts for a calendar year from the date of joining. Benefits for Friends include a free Festival programme and invitation to our end-of-Festival drinks reception.

Friends Single Membership £26.00
Friends Double Membership £45.00




Join our network of sponsors for an opportunity for your brand to associate itself with the vision and work of Wealden Literary Festival and demonstrate your company’s commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and environmental issues.



  • Company branded headline talk of your choice
  • Your company branding on display throughout chosen headline talk
  • Your talk sponsorship listed across Festival promotion and information
  • Whole page dedicated to your company and your festival sponsorship on our website
  • Your company logo in our pre-festival newsletters (distributed at least monthly)
  • Promotional literature placement
  • Full page Festival brochure placement (priority placement)
  • Four complimentary weekend passes



  • Company branded other mainstage talk of sponsor’s choice
  • Logo, link and acknowledgement to sponsor displayed on the Festival website
  • Promotional literature placement
  • Full page Festival brochure profile
  • Four complimentary weekend passes
  • Newsletter feature



  • Company branded talk or activity of sponsor’s choice from children’s programme
  • Logo and link to sponsor displayed on the Festival website
  • Promotional literature placement
  • Half page Festival brochure profile
  • Four complimentary day passes



  • Company branded workshop or outdoor activity of sponsor’s choice
  • Logo and link to sponsor displayed on the Festival website
  • Logo in Festival programme
  • Four complimentary tickets to sponsor’s choice of lecture


To hear more about the many opportunities you may benefit from as a sponsor or Friend of the Festival, please contact us via

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