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


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.

We are grateful to Winchfield Parish Council who have supported our Festival for many years.

We are also grateful to the PCC for allowing the Festival to use the beautiful St Mary’s Church although in 2021 all concerts took place safely in the Festival Marquee.


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. However, due to circumstances relating to the Covid pandemic, the Festival Friends Programme is suspended for 2022.


Over 100 volunteers, brimming with enthusiasm, help with everything from marshalling cars and checking tickets 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 next Festival in 2023, please email