Sponsorship, Grants and Bursaries

thumbnail of Sponsorship-Grant-Bursary-Policy-202003The Morris Federation can provide its members and partner organisations with financial support towards events and activities that support the Aims and Objectives of The Morris Federation, and that is of benefit to The Morris Federation members and/or future members.

The overall amount will vary from year to year, depending on the number and amount of applications, and available funds. Please see the Sponsorship, Grant and Bursary Policy for full details and application form.  Here is an editable rich text format version of the application form.


Applications are especially welcome for supporting teaching in schools and youth groups.

Here are some of the items for which The Morris Federation has awarded Sponsorship, Grants and Bursaries:

  • Purchase of a portable Maypole for Malkin Morris to teach maypole dancing in schools.
  • Towards provision of tutors to teach morris dancing at the East Sussex Schools Dance Festival (ESSDF).
  • Expenses for Morris teams to attend Dancing England in 2019.
  • Towards equipment for a new team with a high proportion of young members.
  • Towards the running costs of hosting the Morris Dances and Teams Database (MDDB).
  • Towards the setup, publicity and launch of ‘Lore and the Living Archive’.
  • Provision of tutors to teach TradMad, a youth music group, a rapper dance and tunes in order to compete at DERTy.
  • Towards the setup of a clog workshop in the Sheffield area to provide a new supply of clogs when the current generation of clog makers is no longer active.
  • Expenses for two youth members to travel to an overseas booking.

The total funded under this policy was over £1,500 in 2019/2020, £1,800 in 2018/2019, £1,600 in 2017/2018, and £1,550 in 2016.

Nov 06
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Considering Morris Dance Costumes as English National Dress" - Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe (LIVE on Zoom)
Nov 07
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Workshop - Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine for Beginners & Intermediates - Melanie Barber (LIVE on Zoom)
Nov 14
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Talk - "A History of Mumming" - Stephen Rowley (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 04
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Coconut Dancing – more than just a Lancashire tradition” - Peter Bearon (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Morris Dolls in the Museum of British Folklore" - Simon Costin (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 12
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Straw Bear - 40 Years of Straw & String" - Brian Kell (LIVE on Zoom)
Apr 09
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joint Morris Organisations' Day of Dance 2022
Sep 24
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2022

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