That business sponsorship is an essential part of today's patronage of the arts can hardly be better illustrated than by the harp world. A harp maker is a business, and we try to maximise the advantages of this position in our sponsorship projects. One very rewarding thing we can do is to participate in "match funding" schemes, where a financial contribution from a business is then matched by a partner charity.
The Wales International Harp Festival 2014 has just been the recipient of a match funding grant from us and the Community Foundation in Wales. The festival was officially launched last week by Lord Mostyn, also to begin Philanthropy Week Wales. During the launch, Lord Mostyn give a presentation on his family’s historical connections with the harp and poets of Wales, and Elinor gave a concert together with some of her excellent students.