For the last 10 years, Le Festival has been successfully illuminating Brisbane with French frivolity and ‘joie-de-vivre’. Brisbanites, Australians, and foreign visitors alike, have been celebrating the love and spirit of both France and Australia in Brisbane’s own ‘coin de France’. Through culture, arts, small business, gastronomy, and more, the festival has facilitated an exchange between our two countries and continue to deliver the very best of France in an experience like no other.
Much of what we do is hugely dependent on the support of our communities and collaborators; we sincerely appreciate all the support we receive because it helps us give back to you and pay it forward. Unfortunately, the current circumstances with COVID-19 have meant that we have had to cancel our July event, and postpone to October. This puts our event at risk and poses an enormous challenge for the team to keep it ‘above water’. For the first time in 10 years, we have been forced to open the door for donations.
This does not mean, though, that there will be nothing happening in July – not even close! In parallel with our fundraising campaign, we are organising several virtual cultural events to be held for the duration of one week (13th – 19th July). We will also simultaneously be running an online raffle. However, these alone will not be sufficient for us to survive 2020 (especially after a rainy year in 2019). The hope is that through these online ventures, in addition to raising funds for our own association, we will also in turn be able to help and support small, local businesses, and other entities.
The last part of this puzzle – is YOU, our followers and supporters. We need YOU to help us survive our 10th anniversary in 2020, and to continue to thrive thereafter. Our fundraising target is $20K, which will help cover our 2020 annual Admin expenses. We gratefully accept any contribution, big or small, and we can assure you that it will not go unnoticed. Every little bit will go a long way towards helping us maintain our event for you.
- If half of the visitors who came last year donated $2 each, we would be able to cover our admin costs for the year, and
- if 2000 kind individuals gave us $50 each, that would cover all of our fixed expenses until our next event. Oh la la, how incredible is that?!
Together, we can make amazing things happen. Together, we can save Le Festival.
“ENSEMBLE”, we can save Le Festival