The organisers of the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival are turning to the internet to help pay for next summer’s event, using a unique form of crowdfunding where the government matches every tenner donated.
A collaborative effort on a big board at Herne Bay. Photo © Kasia Kowalska
Bayguide, which has staged three successful cartoon events in the Kent seaside town, has set up a page on the Local Giving website and that is part of Grow Your Tenner 2015.
Sue Austen of Bayguide told us: “We’ve booked the galleries and hope to add more new workshops and events in 2016. But to deliver the festival and other great events and activities in Herne Bay we need to raise some cash.”
She said that Bayguide is asking the simple question “Can you spare a tenner?”
“If so, not only will we be really grateful, but the lovely people in the Cabinet Office will match it with another £10. It’s a simple and really effective way for you to help.
Shooting Cartoonists at the Seaside (Herne Bay), a watercolour © David Cross. Click image to enlarge
“For one month only – or until the cash runs out – all £10 donations made to Bayguide and other good causes through the Local Giving site will be doubled. And if you are a UK taxpayer and tick the gift aid box, there’s a bit more added. So your £10 becomes £20 or £21.67 with gift aid added.
“You can donate as much as you like but only £10 will be added — so if you want to help us more it’s better to get a friend to give another £10 than give us £20 yourself. If you are inclined to donate please do it now before the money runs out.”
All those donating must do so through Bayguide’s Local Giving page. The direct link is: localgiving.com/bayguide