Sandblast is eternally indebted to the Trade Unions, especially the Fire Brigade Union, UNISON and UNITE, who gave us the first funds for the 2007 Sandblast Festival. Their sense of international solidarity and faith in our mission was crucial to encouraging others.
Arts Council England has been paramount to our work, funding our activities from the start and supporting every application we've made. Other funders who have been important to our Studio-Live music project in the Saharawi refugee camps are the Roskilde Festival and Staples Fund.
However, the vast majority of funds have come from individuals, especially those runners who’ve done Run the Sahara since 2010, without whom we may have never been able to continue our work.
Other notable funders include: