VegfestUK Crowdfunder 2024

27th March 2024

VegfestUK Crowdfunder 2024

 

 

 

The VegfestUK 2024 Crowdfunder launches Friday March 29th and runs until the end of April as VegfestUK – the longest running vegan events company in the UK and organisers of the biggest indoor vegan events – seeks to bridge the deficits incurred from their 2024 shows in order to stabilise and continue into 2025 and beyond. VegfestUK are looking to raise £15,000 in the next few weeks, and the final total will be doubled due to the presence of a very generous supportive donor providing match funding.

With a 21 year history behind us, VegfestUK has worked hard to survive during the pandemic, and it’s been no surprise that like a lot of events teams, this past 2 years has been very challenging to contend with – reduced revenue coupled with rising costs and increased contractor demands has made the landscape very tricky, and seen a number of independent events struggle and in some cases go out of business. The plant based sector even more so for independents as the surge of plant based options in the multiples and supermarkets, whilst obviously a good thing, has seen an unprecedented amount of vegan businesses fold, and marketing budgets disappear.

‘We rely on the independents and charities for these events’ say the organisers ‘along with continued support and engagement from the broader vegan community, and whilst we are all thrilled to see veganism hit the mainstream, from a business perspective it’s been a challenge, on top of everything else. At the end of 2023 we had to rip up the business plan and start again, and in doing so not only downsize to meet the current market, but also aim to spread costs more evenly between traders, visitors, sponsors, donors and the broader vegan community. Hence the crowdfunder – if we can make a success of it, we are set up for the decade ahead and beyond. Without it, this could be our last year of vegan events, and we are not alone there. So many good events have gone or are going, and we are determined to carry on. With your help, we will.’

The Crowdfunder starts on Friday March 29th and you can read all about it right here. There’s an events page here to invite friends and colleagues and the crowdfunder runs until April 30th

Please do share the project during April and if you can make a small donation, remember your donation will be doubled, and will go a very long way to helping us stay the course and survive and thrive in the years ahead. Thankyou for your support.

 

Visit the VegfestUK Crowdfunder 2024