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Just So Festival Secures £2500 Bursary

July 2015

Just So Festival has been awarded ID&C's 2015 Grass Roots Bursary. The family friendly festival, held annually on the Rode Hall Estate in Cheshire, came out top amongst over 50 applicants and bagged itself £2500 worth of event wristbands, passes and lanyards courtesy specialist suppliers, ID&C.

Bursary winners, Just So Festival, organised by Wild Rumpus, impressed with their dedication to the local community and endeavours to preserve the environment.

Festival director Sarah Bird: "We're absolutely thrilled to have won the 2015 Grass Roots Bursary, it's not just the financial contribution this will make to the festival, but to know that we've been selected from really tough competition in an incredibly vibrant and diverse festival market is a real boost to us."

ID&C director Matt Wilkey said: "With no waste going to landfill and their partnership with local housing associations and community groups, Just So Festival is a deserved winner. We hope this bursary enables them to continue their fantastic work for many years to come."

The Grass Roots Festival Bursary is open annually to applications from festivals that have been running for less than 7 years and have a single day ticket allocation of no more than 15,000. A record 50 festivals applied for the bursary in 2015.

Wilkey added: "Our thanks go out to every festival that took the time and effort to apply. The job of selecting a winner is getting harder each year."

Since its launch in 2010 directors Sarah Bird and Rowan Hoban have taken Just So Festival from humble beginnings to a 3-day event promising ‘adventure beyond your wildest dreams'.

Packed with arts, crafts, a cinema, a bake off competition, and even its own sports day, Just So will attract 5,000 visitors to the Rode Hall Estate in Cheshire this August 21 - 23.


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