Support Us


As a charity Imaginate relies on public funding and the generosity of individuals and businesses to carry out our mission. With your help, we will ensure that more children, parents and teachers across Scotland can enjoy the transformative potential of live theatre and dance.

Individual donations

You can make an online donation to Imaginate here through our Virgin Money Giving page. If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the ‘Gift Aid’ box.

If you wish to donate by bank transfer, please contact us on 0131 225 8050 and ask for Molly, Amanda or Paul. You can also donate by cheque made out to ‘Imaginate’ and posted to: Imaginate, 30B Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities

A partnership between your company and Imaginate can create wonderful opportunities for brand exposure and promotion, as well as rewarding experiences for your colleagues, your clients and their families. We have a menu of suggested sponsorship areas and benefits, but we are very flexible and open to tailoring a partnership which best suits your organisation.

We invite all our sponsors and their families to exclusive events at the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

If you are interested in sponsoring Imaginate, please contact our Fundraising Manager Molly Goyer Gorman on 0131 225 8050 or e-mail We look forward to sharing ideas with you and your organisation to develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

Your support is invaluable to our continuing efforts to present the best theatre and dance for children and young people in Scotland.

Donations in kind

We welcome donations in kind. 
This year, our delegate bags have been enhanced thanks to a donation from Tunnocks.

Our funders

Every year Imaginate receives financial and in-kind support from a range of national and international organisations, Trusts and Foundations and individuals. We would like to thank them all for their invaluable support of Imaginate and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

Major Funders

Imaginate is supported by Creative Scotland, The City of Edinburgh Council, and The Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festival Expo Fund.


Trusts and Foundations

We are grateful for the support we receive from EIS, Hugh Fraser Foundation, John Watson's Trust, Daiwa Foundation, The British Council, Cruden Foundation and Nancie Massey Charitable Trust.

We would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support of the 2018 Festival:

  • National Museums of Scotland
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Grid iron Theatre Company
  • Vanishing Point Theatre Company
  • John Robb and all at EIF technical
  • Black Light
  • Frazer Fyfe at Pretty Scenic
  • DM Audio
  • Arnold Clark
  • Ben Strachan at Jcjoel
  • Tunnocks