We are fortunate to be an ACE National Portfolio Organisation and receive annual sponsorship from The Sunday Times. However, although we are also supported by other organisations each year, we still have to raise considerable sums to deliver the festival.

A donation would go directly to helping those who come to the festival learn and experience more.

Thank you.



You can make a donation on our Virgin Money Giving page. 


Please raise money for us when you shop online

If you shop at any of the retailers below (or any of their 2000+ retailers), register with Give As You Live and they’ll donate to NSDF every time you shop.

And it won’t cost you anything!

So if you’re buying train tickets for Edinburgh, paint for your set, food, clothes or a round of pizzas, you can help NSDF at the same time.