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Beer Festival KnightAre you a local good cause looking to raise funds for a particular event or purchase?

The Independent Baldock Beer Festival is a not-for-profit organisation run by a unpaid committee. We put on a family friendly, community focused festival each May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Brandles School, Baldock, because we are passionate about real ale, real cider and in raising a bit of money for local good causes. We are not affiliated to any organisations or businesses in Baldock and any surplus money we make each year goes to both ensuring that we can continue to run a better beer festival each year and in donations to ‘local’ good causes. In the last year we have helped the following organisations:

Baldock Senior Citizens (minibus upkeep)
Cancer Research UK (contribution matching public donations at this year’s festival)
Baldock Town Youth Football Club
Brandles School
Baldock Town Partnership (“Baldock Beast” half marathon and ‘Baldock Day’ children’s entertainment)
Baldock Scouts
Baldock Guides
Magic Moments pre-school
Brandles School PTA
Hartsfield School PTA
Baldock Town Hall Partnership restoration fund (a community based project to preserve and develop the Town Hall for the use of the people of Baldock).

Our event has grown in popularity and size over the last 6 years with 2013 being another successful year. Since inception we have received and considered, requests from local good causes and have donated sums in varying amounts. We now have a further £5,000 to donate.

We would like to invite tenders from local groups, sports clubs, schools and un-funded charities who both consider themselves a worthy cause and who are looking for additional assistance in relation to specific projects (as opposed to general funding). Please contact us by email (baldockbeer@gmail.com) or contact us providing sufficient information for us to consider matters in full i.e. a bit about your organisation, what your specific fund raising activity/project is, its financial parameters, progress to-date, what amount would make a difference and why etc. We will consider the request and see what we can do to help.

Please submit all requests by November 15th 2013

We look forward to doing it all again and seeing you all again at the 7th Independent Baldock Beer Festival in May 2014!