The Umbrella Fair Organisation is dependant on the support of local people and organisations for our work to happen. The festival alone costs £ 20,000 to run and we do this without any funding support for the festival from Northampton Borough Council or Northamptonshire County Council.
We do receive grants for our work, although we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the need for grants. One way of generating funding is by setting up our own 'Social Enterprises' which are businesses which use surplus income for the benefit of the community, exapmles of this are our Marquee Hire, Cafe and Cycle Recycling projects.
Central to UFO is getting local people involved. One of the ways of doing this is by becoming a 'Friend of UFO' and regularly donating to us via our Local Giving page.