Can you help us support the Festival charity and its artists by making a gift or using one of the other services (below) to help us?

Have you enjoyed something at the Festival that you think is worth a reward or the value of a standard event ticket? Every donation helps. Since the pandemic, charities have witnessed devastating losses across income streams. In spite of this, we have done our best to develop a positive and exciting Festival. Coronavirus affected our ability to arrange and host events for four reasons:

  • social distancing
  • arts funding (we received 35% less arts funding in 2020 compared to 2019) and competition for existing funds has risen
  • sponsorship, advertising and ticket sales (we 98% of 2020’s income compared with 2019)
  • what we can expect from visitors 10 days as people’s confidence is slow to return.

Anything you can do to support us will help our work and benefit the charity (number 1100126) in to next year. We -the Artistic Director and Board – thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Charities Aid Foundation giving

The button below takes you through to our Charities Aid Foundarion (CAF) link. Using this link allows CAF to process Gift Aid (Governmebt reclaimed money for charity investment) on our befalf, which means more money for the Festival than you give ‘in person’.

Alternative link.

One off paypal donation…

PayPal will not process Gift Aid for us, but if you are not able to add Gift Aid or prefer to give using PayPal (CAF also provides a PayPal option), you may use the buttons below.

URL to Paypal donation link, use QR code below or hit the donate button.


Use AmazonSmile for good

You shop. Amazon gives.

Do you shop on Amazon? Then perhaps you would consider using AmazonSmile. It’s a super-easy way to support Liverpool Irish Festival, without you having to pay any more.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is Amazon’s way of helping you to support the charity of your choice. AmazonSmile offers exactly the same products, prices and services as your usual Amazon, with the added benefit of being able to support the charity of your choice.

Every time you buy an eligible product, AmazonSmile donates 0.5 per cent of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to the charity of your choice, at no additional cost to you or your chosen charity.

You can help us support our work by doing your shopping through

What this means to Liverpool Irish Festival

Our Festival is a publicly funded charity (number 1100126). We strive to keep access to our events free or heavily subsidised, whilst we support artists and communities across the year. Any income is a help to us and means we can dedicate resources to showing off more of Ireland’s creativity and engaging communities in exciting and high quality work.

This is money that Amazon donates from its profits, rather than charging it to you. It helps us build programmes, like these.

The Festival’s Artistic Director and CEO says: “Fundraising has never been harder, with so many worthy causes to consider. The pandemic has been hard for everyone and purse strings have tightened. To use a large corporate body like Amazon to support a small organisation like ours, that benefits a community of over 20,000 users each year, is brilliant. We’d really appreciate you using this service to help our charity. I know what I’ll be doing!”.

How to donate using AmazonSmile

  1. Go to and log into your regular Amazon account
  2. Choose Liverpool Irish Festival from the charity options
  3. Do your shopping as usual.

To make sure you never miss using Amazon this way, you can download a extention, Smilematic, to autoload AmazonSmile (rather than just Amazon). Use the linke relevant to you or search “Smilematic” in your browser. Firefox / Chrome

Thank you for choosing Liverpool Irish Festival as your AmazonSmile charity. You’ll really make us grin!

Thank you!

Your donations are greatly appreciated. All funds continue our work with artists and communities, bringing Liverpool and Ireland closer together using arts and culture.