The Nottingham Carnival receives money from a diverse range of sources. This includes the Arts Council of England, Nottingham City Council, sponsors and advertisers, stallholders and the invaluable contribution of the Nottingham people.
In an ideal world we would love to stage a totally free event. We have done so for many years. However, whilst costs have continued to increase each year our funding from sources such as Nottingham City Council has continued to decline and we now have to pay the Council for their services such as hiring venues and getting them cleaned during and after the event. Of course, we do our utmost to raise funds from the traditional channels, such as sponsors, stall holders etc. However, as costs continue to rise each year this is never enough to pay for everything, and this is why we are currently charging for tickets or request a donation.