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Festival Grant Recipients

2018 Festival grants

The Festival board granted $15,000 in savings and proceeds from the 2018 Festival to the following organizations:

  • $3565 to Simonds School & PTO toward playground structures

  • $3565 to Main Street Warner Inc toward a mix position station at the theater

  • $2736 to Simonds School for a pottery kiln for art classes

  • $2516 to Pillsbury Free Library for an emergency elevator phone, AED, and shelving stabilizer struts

  • $1000 to Warner Youth Sports Association for scholarships for the ski program

  • $782 to Warner Parks and Recreation for soccer benches

  • $500 to Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail toward an outdoor bicycle repair station

  • $339 to Warner Parks and Recreation for pickle ball nets

2017 Festival grants

The Festival board granted $2000 in proceeds from the 2017 Festival to Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail to connect Route 103 near Exit 7 to the Stevens Rail Trail in Hopkinton, and $2700 to Warner Parks and Recreation for security and fence line adjustments at Riverside Park. $5400 was applied to the remaining cost of the festival land / municipal parking and school grounds enhancements completed in 2016.

In 2016, Festival donations went to the establishment of a permanent festival area and town parking behind Foothills and adjacent to Simonds School. Festival funded $10K of this project in total.

2015 Festival grants

  • $600 to Kearsarge Sophomore class for their junior prom

  • $1100 to Pillsbury Free Library for a chrome book and new projection systems

In prior years, the Festival has also contributed to the following Kearsarge area programs:

  • $20,000 for Jim Mitchell Community Park

  • Warner Youth Sports Association

  • WYSA Soccer

  • WYSA Baseball

  • Kearsarge High School Dance Team

  • Warner Cooperative Pre-School

  • Kearsarge Regional High School Band

  • The Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail

  • The Community Action Program

  • Bradford Area Senior Citizen Program-through the CAP affiliation

  • The Town of Warner

  • The Warner Fire Department

  • Warner Parks and Recreation: upgraded playing and athletic facilities for Wildcat Football; community ice hockey rink; snack shack at Bagley field; improved facilities for tennis, basketball, skateboarding, and general recreational use

  • Pillsbury Free Library

  • The Warner Historical Society

  • The Men’s and Women’s Clubs of Warner

  • Simonds School - literacy and library programs and updates

  • KRMS students participating in WYSA Ski Program

  • MainStreet Warner Inc. programs for all area citizens

  • MainStreet BookEnds programs for students and literacy

  • Simonds School Playground Revitalization Campaign

  • United Church of Warner

  • Kearsarge Youth Hockey

  • New London Outing Club Soccer Tournament Day

Festival grant applications are due prior to the Festival each year. To request funding, you must represent a local organization which participates actively in that year's Festival.

Festival Grant Application