Sponsorship of the Crawley Irish Festival is extremely important to the ongoing success of the event. The cost of organising the Festival has risen year-on-year through ongoing changes to liability, venue hire, health & safety and governance issues. For example, liability insurance has risen over 500% since our first event in 2004. Without sponsorship, it would be very difficult to hold our events at all and certainly impossible to fund other free events.
Stage and venue sponsorship packages are available for the Main Stage, Traditional Stage, Irish Dance Stage, Ceili Tent and GAA/Sports Arena. Sponsorship packages include title sponsorship, inclusion on advertising material, placement/links on the website and advertising within the free A5 full-colour programme.
If you would like to discuss any of the sponsorship options please call John Nolan on 07956 317 492.
We previously had a programme freely available and hope to repeat this again this year. Previous sponsors have included:
Each year, we provide a free full-colour A5 52-page programme to our visitors outlining the order of events and additional articles focussed on Irish Language, History, Community, Music, Sport and Culture.
Programme advertising is available at £200 for an A5 full-colour advert, you can also have the option of including a banner at the GAA Arena (free of charge). The format for the advert is CMYK A5 300dpi with 3mm bleed and must be submitted in advance.
Programme advertising is an ideal opportunity for local businesses to get involved in our events. Please contact John Nolan on 07956 317 492 for more information.
The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society, the organisers of the Crawley Irish Festival, receive additional support funding from a number of sources which has enabled us to provide additional entertainment at the festival including the Children’s Entertainment Tent.
This funding covers a number of events including the Crawley Saint Patrick’s Weekend and Crawley Fleadh allowing the CICS to organise events throughout the year. Support includes allocations from the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs Emigrant Support Fund, West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council, the Crawley Town Centre Partnership and the Gatwick Airport Community Trust. For more information, please visit www.celtic-irish.co.uk/about/sponsors.