Thinking about Donating?
Join ‘The Friends of Love Castlebar’ a network of individuals and companies who are passionate about civic participation and creating a vibrant town.
To enable Love Castlebar to continue to deliver its vision, more sustainable and diversified sources of funding is essential.
To date we have been almost entirely reliant on two funding sources. GLO Mayo Trust have been supporting us with multi-annual funding since our inception in 2013. Our second funding source has been through community fundraising of civic donations.
We commit to excellence in transparency, good governance and annual reporting.
You have two options when it comes to making a donation. You can sign up as a Member and make an annual contribution each year. Or you can donate to a specific upcoming project that catches your attention.
Thank you for your time and generous support.
Helen O’Hara, CEO.
On behalf of Love Castlebar
DONATE TO A PROJECT
We set out five years ago to create a magic place for every child, a true festival experience on the stunning shores of Lough Lannagh.
A stellar eclectic live music line-up, a whole ‘raft’ of watersports, bush craft, circus camp, street art’s, music workshop’s, yoga, dance, magic, imagination playground, pottery, print-making, robotics, VR, lego bricx club, story world, fairy trail, urban beach, orienteering, land games and fishing…….just a flavour!
The Love Lannagh Festival is an explosion of creativity and adventure…..and it’s completely free. We strive every year to reach out and pull in more little festival heads. We’re aiming for total inclusion, we have developed a dedicated sensational space for children with additional needs. In partnership with Mayo Intercultural Association we co-fund transport to ensure that every child living in direct provision in Mayo can enjoy this magical day with no economic barrier.
We’ve built a network of huge hearted volunteers, artists, adventurers and skilled service providers who make it all happen but there are some bills that just gotta get paid.
In 2019 we’re incredibly excited to join forces with Creative Ireland and Crinniú Na nÓg who are providing massive support bringing us almost halfway there, for the rest we are totally reliant on the kindness of good folks like you and The Friends of Love Castlebar. If you are in a position to support the festival, that would be mighty altogether!
Spaces Between – The Beautiful One
The spaces between the buildings shape our lives, the way we feel about our place. Our aim is to transform every derelict space, unloved wall face and dreary alley way in Castlebar. We want to create a wonderland of colour and creativity that reflect the extraordinary lives of the people who live here.
This project has had an extraordinary reaction from the public, we have an unbelievably talented team of artists and designers volunteering. If you would love to see more of this kind of action we would be extremely grateful for your support.
You’re a Love Castlebar superfan. You might not be available to volunteer, you might not even live here anymore, but this place shaped you and you want it to thrive.
If you’re passionate about creating a vibrant town, please join the tribe and power positive impact. We honestly can’t do it without you.
If you are a local business and you would like to see Castlebar at its best, please consider joining the magic makers. If you so wish you can specify the project you wish to contribute to. We will provide timely updates on the work you have enabled. We will visibly acknowledge our Friends at all Love Castlebar events, in media releases and across our platforms subject to your agreement.
Where does our funding come from?
In ‘Love Castlebar’ everybody works hard and nobody gets paid.
Below are some pie charts showing you where we raised our funding from in the past two years
But hold on… who’s paying for software, accounting, web hosting and insurance?
Our longest standing and honestly, best friend of Love Castlebar, the Glo Mhaigh Eo Trust, provide us with multi-annual support, they amazingly allow their funding to cover all the dull but essential stuff so that every cent we raise can go directly to material impacts and outcomes, cool eh?!
How we take Donations & Membership Fees Online
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