At KinkFest, we appreciate that events such as this can be prohibitively expensive for some people. We would love to be in the position to be able to put the entire event on for free (hey, if there are any very rich donors out there that want to fund us for a year or two, please get in touch!), but in reality this event costs a lot of money, which we have to endeavour to recoup or else we won’t be able to put it on again in following years (we are not wealthy and do this entirely voluntarily with no pay).
For the past few years, we have been asking attendees to donate whatever they can into the access fund so that we can facilitate reduced or, in some cases in the past, free tickets for those whose finances a less secure. We have generally been heartened by the generosity of the community, but it has also been a significant headache for us to manage.
So, this year we are trialling a new model. We are going to put an amount into the Access Fund pot and use that to assist some people to attend KinkFest. In past years, we have given a variable level of assistance to people, but this year we are going to try a flat rate of a £35 discount off a full-priced ticket, meaning it will cost £45. We are hoping that this will streamline the Access Fund process whilst still giving a significant help to those that need it.
If you feel that you need to apply to the Access Fund, then please click here:
Complete the form and we will be in touch soon. This is a system very much designed to help those that need the help, so please only apply if you really need the assistance.