Tockwith Festivals was set up in 2009 to raise funds for Tockwith Primary School. In the first two years, the charity supported the school only, but from 2011 a rule change and registering of the Tockwith Festivals charity meant we were able to share the profits with other groups and charities in the area. We have supported a wide range of community groups and this has included tents, access ramps, scanners, play equipment, community gardens, nature reserves, tractors, sports kit & much more.
Despite starting with no money, Tockwith Festivals now has a capital reserve, able to cover its costs should the worst happen and one of our events cancel at the last moment. As time has gone by, more and more of the money raised has gone back into the community. Local not-for-profit groups and charities may apply for funding via the ‘Application for Donations’ process. See our website www.tockwithfestivals.co.uk for more details and an application form for that project that’s going to help your community group.
While we won’t be seeing a return to the large-scale festival on the sports field, you can be sure that we will be back running the bar at Tockwith Show, ensuring all the money raised goes back to the community.Remember the smaller bespoke festival at the Village Hall, It’s a Tock Out or the Beer & Burger Bash nights, we can’t wait to get these back into our social diary. As soon as it’s safe to do so we will. We would also love to hear from any groups who might like to co-run one of these smaller events to raise funds for their particular group or organisation. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll give you more details about the groups we have supported over the next few months but until then, from all of us at Tockwith Festivals, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & prosperous New Year.