Fundraising for Fèis Ìle

Why fundraise?

Fèis Ìle is a non-profit organisation. Everything we do is working towards two aims: building a better festival and supporting the culture and community of Islay.

In the past we have run Community events throughout the year, supported charitable organisations across the island and arranged for artists and musicians to come into schools.
Gary Copeland at the Bowmore Tea Dance
NEW FOR 2021

THE ISLAY WAVE  PROJECT


What is the Islay Wave Project?

Islay Wave Project will begin after this year’s virtual festival. Focusing on ways to support our island’s culture, artists and youth, the Islay Wave Project concentrates on everything that we celebrate throughout Fèis Ìle.
Once the virtual festival is over, and we know how successful we have been with our fundraising, we can set to work with the following aims:

1. To pay all of our artists, performers and creators fairly for their contributions to this year's virtual festival.

2. To assess the cultural and heritage needs of the island, focusing specifically on projects that engage the youth of the island.

3. Look at Community projects that align with the aims of Fèis Ìle and where we can assist.

4. Create an action plan for Fèis Ìle 2022, and how best we can reinvigorate the Community aspects of the festival after our lost years.
FUNDRAISING 2021

Projects

PROJECT 1:

CHARITY WHISKY AUCTION

Courtesy of Whisky Auctioneer's Islay Auction - we held an amazing charity bottle auction!

Diageo donated an amazing 20 bottles last year to start our Islay Wave project, plus a single cask bottling from Jim McEwan - all proceeds will go to the project.

The Auction has now closed - and we will be announcing how much we raised shortly.

We are very grateful to all concerned allowing us to kickstart our Islay Wave project in style!

PROJECT 2:

Banrìgh Innse Gall

Queens of the Hebrides

We are delighted to introduce to you Banrìgh Innse Gall - Queens of the Hebrides!
These collectors pieces have been specially commissioned and kindly donated to the Festival Committee by Stuart Carr and Eddie Dowden. They were handcrafted by Angels' Share Glass.

Queen number 1 of 25 has been donated back to Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky as contained within the Queens are the last drops of the the 13 year old Fèis Ìle release, which was a Bunnahabhain Marsala single cask release.

Our Islay friends at Luxury & Rare Whisky Competitions have a fantastic 15 Queens as competition prizes, to help our fundraising for 2021.

To purchase your tickets - click the link below to head to Luxury and Rare.

PROJECT 3:

THE ULTIMATE FÈIS ÌLE COMPETITION

WIN EVERY SINGLE BOTTLE OF WHISKY, GIN AND RUM RELEASED FOR THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL!
A ONE-OFF, ONCE IN A LIFETIME WHISKY PRIZE!
We are INCREDIBLY grateful to our friends at the distilleries (and brewers) who have donated these incredible prizes.

Our Islay friends at Luxury & Rare Whisky Competitions managed the draw for us to help our fundraising for 2021. All the money raised will got straight to our Islay Wave project.

This competition is now closed and we will be announcing the fundraising soon.
For further info, please head to our contact page and get in touch.
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