Cambridge Summer Music Ltd is a charity and receives no regular public funding. Each year we must raise many thousands of pounds to support the Festival.


The Friends of Cambridge Summer Music are the closest supporters of the charity’s work in the Cambridge community. Each year the Friends give thousands of pounds to support our core operating costs, forming the backbone of our financial stability, whilst enjoying considerable benefits. We are delighted to acknowledge our Friends in a variety of ways, enabling members to build a personal association with the organisation.

There are four levels of membership  starting at just £60pa (full details below). We hope you’ll consider joining the Friends and helping to secure the future of Cambridge’s oldest and largest classical music promoter.

Friends’ Annual Support

We invite you to support Cambridge Summer Music as:

  • Individual CSM Friend            £60
  • Joint CSM Friends                   £90
  • CSM Supporter                        £150 – £250
  • CSM Principal Supporter       £251 – £500

Friends’ Benefits

All Friends

  • Priority booking
  • Reserved seats (up to two) for advance bookings at unreserved venues
  • Invitation (plus one guest) to Friends’ receptions
  • Complimentary Festival Programme
  • Acknowledgement in the Festival Programme if desired

CSM Supporters Benefits as for Friends plus up to four reserved seats for advance bookings.

CSM Principal Supporters Benefits as for CSM Supporters plus private interval drinks for you and up to three guests at a concert.

Join the Friends of CSM

To join CSM Friends select one of the options below. If you wish to give more than the minimum figure please select Custom Amount.

If you are applying to be a Joint Friend please add the second name in the Comment box.

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows CSM to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to CSM we can claim back an additional 25p.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like CSM to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that CSM will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When CSM receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a UK taxpayer and that you would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £60.00


We would like to thank our sponsors, donors and all the Friends of CSM for their continued support, including Yisha Xue, the Binks Trust, Bircham Dyson Bell, Cambridge Bid, Hannay Robertson, The Howard Foundation, Williams Church Music Trust and our Media Sponsor Cambridge Independent.

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