Support Us

Support Us

Hat Fair is free to attend but of course it’s far from free to produce.

We are a registered charity and a year-round operation that relies on public funding and the generosity of our audiences and sponsors.

We need to raise £30,000 on top of our annual funding grants to make each festival happen; so if you love Hat Fair, help us keep it free by giving what you can.

For Individuals

You can also support Hat Fair at the festival, by making a donation into the collection buckets carried by volunteers.

For Organisations

Woolly Hat Fair is our winter event designed to bring the spirit of Hat Fair to Winchester’s Christmas celebrations.

Hat Fair plays a vital role in Winchester’s broader economy and the city’s sense of community.

In 2016 audiences surveyed agreed or strongly agreed with the following statements:

– Hat Fair is good for Winchester’s image – 97%
– Hat Fair is welcoming for the whole community – 97%
– Hat Fair enhances the sense of community in Winchester – 92%
– Hat Fair encourages participation in community life and events – 87%
Hat Fair Audience Finder survey, July 2016

Hat Fair presents the perfect opportunity to place your organisation at the heart of Winchester’s festival calendar, and to align your brand with world-class arts in the city; it also provides unique profile and entertainment opportunities for your organisation.

Sponsorship opportunities start from just £250 + VAT and range upwards to £5,000 + VAT. We can also offer bespoke arrangements and there are many free ways to support us ‘in kind’ as well. Download our sponsors’ pack to find out more.

If you have any ideas about how you might like to support Hat Fair that aren’t detailed above, or would like to talk through sponsorship opportunities contact Deryck Newland (Chief Executive) on 01962 844600 ext 215 or