Leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Who are the Festival Foundation and what do they do?

The Festival Foundation was established as a separate charitable trust in 2002 to contribute to the long-term stability and development of the Festival.

The Festival Foundation has a Development Fund and is able to make grants to the Festival to facilitate improving the range diversity and quality of its opera productions, outreach projects and young artists’ programme.

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Leaving to the Festival Foundation in your Will

Remembering a charity in your Will is straightforward and leaving something to the Festival, no matter how small, will really make a difference.

Legacies can be made by way of a gift of cash, shares or property, and charitable gifts are free from Inheritance Tax and may also reduce other taxes. If you want to leave a legacy, simply tell your solicitor the amount you wish to give to the Buxton Festival Foundation, registered charity number 1096269
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What your gift supports

Your gift will help grow an endowment fund used by the Festival to support the development of a range of programmes, production and outreach projects.

In 2019 the Festival Foundation was delighted to support the outreach project The Orphans of Koombu, an innovative mini-opera designed to put young voices at the front of the performance, bringing together schools in Derbyshire with performances at the Buxton Opera House.

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Buxton Festival Foundation Trustees

• Jane Davies OBE (Chairman)
• Philip Barton
• Katharine Redford
• Colin Gregory

For more information about how the Foundation operates and how you can support us, please contact Jane Davies by email chairman@bffs.world.