Charity, education and awareness has always been a large part of the ethos of Boomtown. There are lots of ways for charities to take part, including receiving donations via our £2 ticket donations, guest list donations and stewarding partnerships. There are also a host of on site opportunities including stalls, talks, salvage operations, filming opportunities and performances, to name just a few. Information on how to become involved in 2019 will be announced here in a few weeks.
We would love to help everyone asking for a donation of CH11 tickets for a charity raffle or auction for their charitable endeavour. However, we do find that we are inundated with requests. To keep it as fair as possible, we ask that you register your request via our google form here. The form will close on 31st January 2019, so please bare in mind that only events taking place after that date will be considered.
OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER 2019
Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC)
Our main local charity partnership for 2019 is with WinACC. Who focus on combating climate change and inspiring sustainable living in the local region. WinACC works alongside residents, business and policy-makers to cut the carbon footprint of the Winchester District and it reflects Boomtown’s own passionate belief in sustainability and reducing the impact that the festival has on the environment, and builds on the festival’s existing sustainability policy and the initiatives we have in place to protect our very precious planet.
Previous Charity Partners
We’ve been lucky enough to partner with some amazing local charities. It’s a privilege to be able to help raise funds and awareness for the invaluable work they do. Check out our charity news story here for an update on all the funds raised at Chapter 10, and below for the update on our latest partnerships.
2018: Winnall Rock School
Winchester based organisation, Winnall Rock School was the festival’s main charity partner for Chapter 10. The charity works with disadvantage young people and their families in Winchester and thanks to the generosity of everyone who came to Chapter 10 and chose to donate £2 when they bought their tickets, they will receive £6,266. This will help fund free music tuition and band workshops which help young people find ways to express themselves and build their confidence and self esteem.
“Winnall Rock School is delighted to have received this funding from the generous donations of the music lovers attending Boomtown. The money will be used to provide a programme of free music making workshops to young people who would not normally have access to this opportunity. Our members loved participating in the creative workshops and special sessions run by Boomtown both before and during the festival and we are very grateful for the support that Boomtown is providing.” Paul Pounsford, Chair of Trustees, Winnall Rock School.
2017: Street Reach
In 2017 the festival’s main charity was Winchester based youth outreach organisation, Street Reach. Working directly with vulnerable youth in Winchester, Street Reach received a donation to fund weekly outreach sessions to support young people in need in the community. These included youth club nights, drop-in projects and trips that were offered specifically to young people in deprived Winchester communities
Charity activities on site for Chapter 10
Other charities in attendance included:
- TEMWA, ran the festival’s onsite Lost and Found and information stands raising £2,650 to help develop sustainable self sufficient communities in remote areas of northern Malawi
- Energy Revolution - collaborative festival venture to minimise the carbon footprint of festivals raised £5,721
- The Purple Community Fund on site stall raised £1,240 to help the Philippines break the cycle of poverty through education, welfare and livelihood programs
- Love Support Unite / Love Specs raised £1,445.50 which goes to empowering individual communities in Africa through sustainable education
- The Samaritans were on site and provided a safe place for anyone who wanted to talk helping them to forge their own path
- Safe Gigs for Women were on the ground providing support to women who face gender equality issues with interactive workshops and support
- Amnesty International raised awareness of their work for the LGBTI+ community by promoting their ‘Love is a Human Right’ campaign