Micro-sponsorship

Please note: micro-sponsorship applications must be in by Friday 29th June 5pm.

This year’s festival will cost around £45,000 to produce and fundraising still has a way to go. Whilst we are grateful for support from Thanet District Council and Ramsgate Town Council, as well as Arts Council England, we do also rely on support from local businesses to ensure the festival happens each year.

Traditionally, festival sponsorship has been targeted at Ramsgate’s larger companies. This makes sense as these companies have more budget to spend on local community cultural events and we have already secured some sponsorships and are actively negotiating others.

This year we have decided that we also want smaller, local independent businesses to have the opportunity to get involved. There are plenty of great reasons for this, and here are a few of them:

Local independents are a key part of what Ramsgate has to offer & are helping to shape how the town is perceived both locally & nationally

We want all aspects of the business community, large & small, to feel that they are an integral part of the festival & have a stake in its success

We are expecting around 25,000-30,000 visitors over the festival weekend. We want to give local independent businesses direct access to these potential new customers.

That’s why we have designed our brand-new, groundbreaking micro-sponsorship offer. We set ourselves 3 key challenges:

Can we create a compelling offer that will deliver excellent & measurable marketing value for independent Ramsgate businesses?

Can we integrate these businesses into the festival in a way that strengthens the perception of Ramsgate as a place that is creative, positive & interesting?

Can we do this at a price that is far more affordable & realistic than the sponsorship offers for larger companies?

The result is a great package that is specifically designed to give your business an affordable, effective and  exciting chance to become part of the festival at the same time as promoting your business to local customers and new visitors over the festival weekend and beyond!

The micro-sponsorship package includes:

Thanks for support & promotion across social media

Logo & thanks in the official festival programme

Your choice of promotional/voucher offer (eg. 10% off any beers, free cookie with every coffee etc) printed in the official festival programme (10,000 copies being distributed free of charge across the festival)

Opportunity to request an artist or performer to appear at or outside your venue on the saturday or sunday

We think this is a great way to strengthen & extend the partnership between the local independent business community & the increasing number of cultural events that Ramsgate offers. What’s more, we’ve managed to get the price down to just £200 for all of the above. £200 for cross-festival promotion of your business to over 25,000 people who will all be out and about over the festival weekend. £200 to be acknowledged as a supporter of the coolest festival in the area. Plus, depending on demand, we can even put one of the artists/performers at your venue for half a day.

We think it’s a great deal, and we hope you do to. We’re even allowing you to secure your sponsorship slot with a £75 deposit, with the balance payable after the festival – that’s how much we want you to be involved!

Please contact Micro-Sponsorship Coordinator Megan Garrett-Jones with any inquiries:

megan.garrett.jones@gmail.com     Tel 07926 243666

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