For ten days in June, Carlow becomes a hive of cultural activity
as the festival comes to town with an exciting programme of events
including exhibitions, markets, theatre, dance, street entertainment
and the ever-popular Éigse Party in the Park.
The ÉIGSE FESTIVAL FRIENDS AND PARTNERS SCHEME is vital in
helping us to present this inspiring festival. The festival is only
possible with the help of people like you - people who have warmly
embraced what we are trying to do, who see the benefits and opportunities
for Carlow in ÉIGSE’s development, and who are interested
in working with us to make ÉIGSE bigger and better going forward.
We value this support and enthusiasm – and we’d like to
recognise your support.
We’d like to invite you to become a Festival Friend or Partner
and enjoy many benefits for your business as well as opportunities
to join in the ÉIGSE magic. Friends/Partner benefits include
ticket discounts, invitations to events, priority booking, acknowledgements
through local press, promotion through our festival print materials
and website, and substantial tax relief.
We know that great festivals
with a strong local support base can have a very positive impact on
the social, economic and cultural life of a town, and that’s
what we want you to help us achieve for Carlow.
So… get involved
in a way that suits you. Sign up now by completing a Friends/Partners
or visit our Friend/Partner
Benefits page for more information.
TAX RELIEF ON YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
Éigse Carlow Arts Festival is a registered charity which means that
contributions exceeding €250 qualify for tax relief under Section 848a
of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997:
Self-Assessment A self-employed individual receives tax relief on
the donation via the tax return. A donation of €450 (minimum qualifying
amount €250) effectively means a real cost of €360 if paying
tax at the standard rate of 20% or €261 if paying tax at the higher
rate of 42%.
Corporate Donations Companies can treat the donation (minimum qualifying
amount €250) as a trading expense thus reducing the real cost.
PAYE Taxpayer If you are a PAYE taxpayer and choose to donate
an amount above €250 (minimum qualifying amount) the Revenue
Commissioners allows us to claim back relief on the gross amount.