Fundraising and Commercial Sponsorship

Wherever possible the Society seeks to gain appropriate grants to supplement the income from membership subscriptions, ticket sales etc. in order to undertake a many and varied performance programme. In recent years this has enabled us to commission new music and perform with leading orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players. It has also enabled us to offer free community events such as our annual Come & Sing workshops. We are indebted to the significant grants for the arts received from Arts Council England, Orchestras Live and North Norfolk District Council as well as valued support from Sheringham and Cromer town councils, Crab & Lobster Festival, Norfolk County Council, John Jarrold Trust, Foyle Foundation, Geoffrey Watling charity, Ernest Cook Trust, Gresham's Foundation, Co-op Bank, Tesco, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts.

We are also always pleased to work with commercial sponsors both locally or nationally, either for individual concerts or for a longer period of time. The main vehicle for this is Programme advertising. Anyone interested in exploring this further should contact the Treasurer via the Contact page. Smaller donations from private individuals are also hugely welcomed as are the legacies which we have been pleased to receive.

During the year there are usually one or two fund-raising social events including Open Garden days and "Quiz and Chips" nights. We greatly appreciate the assistance received from friends and supporters in enabling such events.