We are proud to have won awards for the two things that drive us; Community & Environment.
On 25th September 2014 The Umbrella Fair Organisation won the Environmental Impact Award at the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Annual Awards.
We won the award for a project which recruited volunteers from the Castle ward who worked as part of the team refurbishing the Racecourse Pavilion and helping at the festival. For the refurbishment we use lots of reclaimed or recycled materials to keep the environmental impact low. At the festival we keep the carbon footprint very low by generating all the power from renewable sources; solar panels, bicyle generators or generators running on chip fat.
In September 2012 UFO were one of four groups nominated for the Northamptonshire Community Foundation Community Involvement award. We won the award for the involvement of community groups at our festival; as volunteers, perfromers and also stall holders.