We rely on the generous support of our Friends and Benefactors to enable us to:

  • engage world-class musicians to perform in our small Church and Marquee while keeping ticket prices affordable
  • make donations for the upkeep of St Mary’s Church and other charitable causes
  • maintain an active outreach programme to encourage the appreciation of music in the local schools and in the community



Our Principal Benefactor is the Emmanuel Kaye Foundation.
The Trustees of the Emmanuel Kaye Foundation are pleased to be long term benefactors of the Winchfield Festival as it is consistent with the Foundation’s aim to broaden the appreciation of music particularly where this involves outreach programmes

The Beryl Sleigh Trust
The Beryl Sleigh Trust is another long term benefactor of the Winchfield Festival. Beryl Sleigh, who was blind from birth, had a great love of music and left a legacy to support the arts

Winchfield Parish Council
We are grateful to Winchfield Parish Council who have supported our Festival for many years with both practical and financial help.


We have many Friends of the Festival who support us to help us maintain the high standard of our musicians and facilities. We appreciate your generosity and request your continued support.  Friends enjoy advance information, early booking privileges, ticket refunds or exchanges as well as a reception on the opening Sunday of the Festival. If you would like to become a Friend, please click here. If you know someone who does not use a computer and would like to become a Friend, please ask them to call 07342 321713.


Over 100 volunteers, brimming with enthusiasm, help with everything from manning the Festival Bar tent to hosting the performers, not to mention organising alternative parking arrangements should we have a sudden downpour. If you would like to become a volunteer for the Festival in 2018, please email