Support us

The festival has always been, and will remain all about championing and supporting the work of today’s composers, who continue to inspire, intrigue and dazzle us with their fantastic creativity and artistic urge to find new ways of interpreting the 20th and 21st century through their music.

Festival Friends

Festival Friends play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of our ambitious wide-ranging programme where artists, composers and audiences rub shoulders and enjoy one-off concerts full of innovation and inspiration.

To join the Festival Friends, simply download the Vale of Glamorgan Festival Friends Membership Form.

50th Anniversary Giving Syndicates

Vale of Glamorgan Festival believes passionately in supporting the onward flow of musical history through the commissioning and presentation new music. Our 50th anniversary year will see the Festival present exceptional and ambitious new works, inspire primary school pupils from South Wales to write and perform their own music, and champion the composers who are taking classical music into the future. We can’t do this alone – as a registered charity, we rely on individuals who share the Festival’s love of the new and progressive to be part of our efforts. The Festival’s Giving Syndicates provide vital support to help us do all of this work and more.

This year there are 3 Giving Syndicates:

  • The Polly Garter’s thank you Syndicate
  • Sandbox and Schools Syndicate
  • Robert Fokkens Composer in Residence Syndicate

For more information about the Syndicates, please download this document: 2019 Giving Syndicates

To donate, please contact Caroline Tress Alternatively, you can visit our Virgin Money Giving page, referencing your donation with the name of the Syndicate you would like to support, and your contact details if you are happy for us to get in touch to thank you for your support. Thank you.

General Donations

Every single penny and pound donated to the Festival makes a difference. If you would simply like to make a donation today, please go to our Virgin Money Giving page.

Legacy Giving

Leaving the Festival a Gift in your will would make a lasting difference to the organisation, safeguarding the festival for future generations. By remembering us in this way, with a legacy gift of any size, you will enable us to continue introducing audiences to a wealth of new music and artists, support the creation of new work responding to the world of today and the livelihoods of our fabulous composers, young and old, established  and up-and-coming.

If you are considering this and would like to find out more, please contact the festival (General Manager Caroline Tress) on 07977 225413 or by email at and we would be delighted to discuss this further with you.