The Illawarra Folk Festival in January isn’t just about great music and good times. Charitable organisations and Illawarra community groups and schools can also use the festival as a fund-raiser.
Charitable organisations can register for the Festival Pass Selling Incentive Scheme to earn $40 for every adult four-day pass their supporters buy, $20 for every adult day pass (Friday/Saturday/Sunday and $10 for each adult evening pass (Friday/Saturday).
We are always seeking further partnerships with community and charity organisations as well to bolster our volunteer ranks. There are financial and social benefits for these organisations to be involved. So, if you are interested in helping us keep this great festival alive then please contact us!
In order to increase attendance at the Festival and to assist local community groups, schools, charities and non-profit organisations, organisations that are approved as an Illawarra Folk Festival Community Partner can obtain a commision of $40 per Adult Festival Season Pass or 2 Day Adult Pass, $20 per Adult Day Pass (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) and $10 for Adult Evening Pass (Friday/Saturday) from sales generated by their promotional effort.
This is done by obtaining a Promo Code from the Festival to purchase passes from the Festival online buying system. The buyer still purchases Festival Season Passes at the normal rate but the commission amount goes to the organisation.
The success of the scheme depends upon the energy and committment of the organisation through its promotion to its networks. The festival provides graphic artwork and resources such as posters, e-posters and email content to assist.
How To Apply
The role of the organisation is to promote the scheme and the festival to its members, patrons and supporters and ask them to purchase online with the Promo Code by midnight 13 January 2016. The festival treasurer will then do a reconciliation with the sales to midnight 13 January 2016 and provide a cheque to be presented to the organisation at the Thursday night (14 January 2016) Opening Concert at the Bulli Showground.
To be considered as a Illawarra Folk Festival Community Partner please complete this participation request form.
2015 Communty Partners Selling Festival Tickets
Greenacres Disability Services, Cystic Fibrosis NSW, The Denny Foundation, The Shepherd Centre, The Disability Trust, Bulli PCYC and Bulli Public School.
Check each of their websites to get their PROMO CODE to purchase festival tickets and help them out with cash!
Previous Community Partners
Since the scheme was introduced in 2001 the festival has distributed more than $95,000 to many groups including the Leukaemia Foundation, Oxfam, Camp Quality, Cancer Council, SCARF refugee support group, Bulli Uniting Church East Timor Fund, St John’s Ambulance, Greenacres, Scout groups, SES branches, schools, Canteen, the Salvation Army, Bulli Uniting Church, Bulli Show Society, Rural Fire Service, surf life saving clubs and the South Coast School for Children with Autism.
Community Partnerships Launch and Information Session
Who: Any charities or non-profit organisation interested in becoming an Illawarra Folk Festival Community Partner
When: Midday, Thursday 6 November 2014
Where: Greenacres Disability Services Head Office, 2/4 Ralph Black Drive MAP
What: Music, refreshments, information to become a partner and Sign Up on the day!
2014 Community Ticket Selling Partners
2015 Thursday Charity Day
2015 Community Partners