Sponsorship

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What message/resource/event do you want to share with the thousands of men at our event?

2020’s event takes place 26-28 June 2020 ‘in a field near Swindon’. It’s a packed weekend of comedy, music, sport, Bible teaching, gospel ministry, worship, seminars, fun activities, sport and loads more. There’s even a bar!

Loads of church men’s groups and individuals attend, bringing their mates who aren’t Christians ... yet.

a massive event that’s unlike any other

The event continues to grow and grow since we kicked it off in 2011 when 486 men attended.

In 2020 we’re, once again, expecting around 2,500 guys to be at The Gathering with about 1,400 booked in as of the end of September. We reckon that makes it the biggest Christian men’s festival in England. It’s definitely the most fun! That’s what our attendees say:

“One word describes my experience of The Gathering ... awesome. I found the whole experience to be faith-confirming, spiritually uplifting and lots of fun.” Stephen, North Yorkshire
“The whole experience this year was amazing. I didn’t think last year would be bettered, but I was soooo wrong.” Tony, Shrewsbury

GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT

1. Sponsor

We’re offering organisations the chance to communicate to our delegates onsite by sponsoring sections of The Gathering, advertising in our printed event programme or exhibiting at the event itself. As a sponsor, advertiser or exhibitor at The Gathering, you will get noticed and awareness of your brand and message will be raised among a large group of proactive (mainly) Christian men.

2. Advertise

Apply to advertise in our printed programme HERE

3. Exhibit

Apply to exhibit at #TG20 HERE


Sponsors, advertisers (and confirmed exhibitors) at The Gathering, will get noticed and awareness of their brand and message will be raised among a large group of proactive (mainly) Christian men.

Stewards Team T-shirt Sponsorship

£700 (sponsor to source and print t-shirts)

£1,500 (CVM to source and print t-shirts)

Our team of stewards are on duty all day from before The Gathering starts until every last delegate has departed on the Sunday. As a sponsor, you will be able to supply each steward team member with their official team t-shirt (x 2) which could include your name and message. (approx no. of stewards = 100).

You can either choose to have us source and print the t-shirts or do it all yourself.

Designs/logos/messages etc are to be agreed by CVM. If sponsor is sourcing and printing the t-shirts, CVM will need to see a sample of quality of t-shirt and print.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Five-a-Side Competition and Trophy Sponsorship

£650

This event gets fully booked-up onsite and has a whole bunch of guys competing for the prized trophy. Promotional options could include pitch-side banners, branded medals with your logo, branded t-shirts for the winners, branded bibs, main stage photo opportunity. All branded items are to be supplied by sponsor.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Toilet Sponsorship

£400 - £1,900

SINGLE toilet block - £400

HALF of all toilet blocks (x5) - £1,200

ALL toilet blocks (x10) - £1,900

Toilet and/or shower sponsorship would allow you to signpost the outside of a block. e.g. PVC banner, A-board, feather banner/flag. As well as the inside. Note: Posters/stickers must be removable.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk .


Shower Sponsorship

£400 - £1,500

SINGLE shower block - £400 (8 available)

ALL shower blocks (x8) - £1,500

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Temporary Roadway

£800

Temporary roadway is vital when producing a festival ‘In a field near Swindon’. Sponsors will be able to signpost their message alongside the roadway that will get used by most onsite.

Sponsor’s message/sign-posts subject to agreement by CVM.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Skip sponsorship

£500

There’s some corner of a ‘Field near Swindon’, that is for ever tidy.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk .


Chairs in Main Tent

£400

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Table & chairs in Mess Tent

£250 - £450

Sponsor Mess Tent tables - £250
Sponsor Mess Tent chairs - £250
Sponsor tables & chairs - £450

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Bibles for new believers

TAKEN - Gideons

We love seeing guys decide to follow Jesus for the first time and it’s great to put the scriptures in their hands. A sponsor will mean each new believer will be able to take home God’s Word.

Fire extinguishers<

£400

We hope the hottest thing onsite will be the weather and the burger van’s chili-sauce, but we’ve got to be ready for anything.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


ATV buggy

£300 each

These are such useful vehicles to us onsite, carrying out various duties. We like to name each buggy too. As a sponsor you can name them, sponsor them and maybe even get a chance to have a quick drive in one ... maybe ... not sure ... just need to check with our lawyers first.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Telehandler

£300

You can help us move heavy stuff around the site by sponsoring the telehandler.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Toilets / showers (individual cubicles)

£100 each


Make a name for yourselves with all our delegates in one of the busiest areas onsite.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Electric Generators

£100 each

The little machines that we need around the place to help keep everything switched on.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Portable Floodlights

£90

These are vital to help you avoid the deadly ditch at night!

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


Trackmat

£20 each

This is for the parts of The Gathering that see some of the heaviest footfall. We want to protect some of that lovely green grass in that field near Swindon.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk.


The Prayer Shed

£450

The Prayer Shed is one of the key areas onsite. As well as individual and corporate prayer, it’s a venue that sees the odd seminar, deeper discussion, counseling, late night worship and the like. The sponsor of The Prayer Shed will be able to set up a table of some resources in the venue and man that table.

Ideally, the sponsor of the Prayer Shed will be a ‘body’/organisation whose message ties in well with the culture of a prayer venue.

Please contact: admin@cvm.org.uk .


All our sponsors and exhibitors will get a one sentence mention in The Gathering printed programme. However your organisation can REALLY grab our delegate’s attention by placing a full or half page ad in there too.

Advertise in our printed programme. (subject to availability)

Half page A6 - £74

Full page A5 - £122

Advertisements must be paid for in full by 28 Feb 2020.

Artwork must be submitted as a hi-res PDF file and has to be sent before 31 March 2020.


Advertising booking form available online


Exhibiting

The exhibition space is within the Mess Tent, where guys hang out together.

It is also home to the bar, bookshop and CVM info stand, and is the place for resources, free tea and coffee, networking, fun activities, sports, pastimes and after-hours entertainment. There is also a relay screen showing the meetings from the main Big Top live.


We welcome applications from all organisations, broadly split into two categories:

1. If your organisation is involved in work directly lnked to mens ministry and / or evangelism. The bulk of our exhibitors fit into this category.

2. If the work of your organisation is not directly linked to men’s ministry, we are still able to offer space, if your exhibition stand includes a fun / challenging activity that men will enjoy taking part in. As well as adding value to the experience of our delegates it would naturally provide a draw and conversation starter for you with many potential supporters.


Stand size: 3m x 2m

Cost: £150

This includes two free places, additional stand representatives must book in and pay the full delegate price. Electricity - no additional cost, but must be pre-booked. Tables / chairs: no additional cost but must be booked in advance

Larger stands may be available, please contact admin@cvm.org.uk.


Exhibit booking form available online


Submission of an application does NOT guarantee your inclusion in our exhibition area.

We will try to inform you, by end of November, as to whether your application has been successful. Other terms & conditions apply


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