Support Us


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.

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.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities

A partnership with Imaginate will create wonderful, bespoke opportunities for your business. We can offer:

  • Brand exposure and promotion to 17,000 attendees at the Children’s Festival
  • Access to target markets through our Scotland-wide family and schools audience
  • Exclusive events for your staff and their families
  • A dedicated, creative marketing team to help you achieve your business aims
  • Positioning of your business as a force for good in Edinburgh and across Scotland

Download our corporate partnerships brochure to find out more about what we can offer your company.

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.

Individual donations

With your support, we will enable more children to enjoy live theatre and dance irrespective of location, learning needs, or socio-economic circumstances.

  • £6 will secure a free place for a school pupil to attend the Children’s Festival.
  • £12 will enable 2 teachers to attend the Festival for free with their class
  • £50 will support the costs of visual storyboards for a class of children with autism, preparing them for their visit to a performance
  • £75 will enable an artist to lead a ‘Talking About Theatre’ workshop with a school following their visit to the Children’s Festival
  • £250 will cover transport costs for a school outside Edinburgh to attend the Festival

You can make an online donation to Imaginate here. 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.

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