Malmesbury Virtual Carnival 2020 – We did it!

Malmesbury Virtual Carnival ran throughout August 2020 and attracted generous donations from many of the participants in events which ranged from Virtual Open Gardens, to a Virtual Scarecrow Trail, informative talks  by local historians by Zoom and YouTube, a great virtual gig by the Long Players and of course the Virtual Procession. 

Around 500 event registrations were received during the carnival period from nearly 250 individuals and groups. These events will be available on YouTube for some time yet, so if you have missed them please look at Malmesbury Carnival’s YouTube channel to catch up.  Donations can also still be made, see details below.

Thank you!

We would like to say a special thank you to local business Mindvision for the provision of our website. Their continued support has been essential in the running of a virtual Carnival.

A special mention must go to Steve Cox who alone raised £500 by completing his challenge of cycling the equivalent distance of John O’Groats to Land’s End.

We would also like to thank Hyams for their generous sponsorship this year, and a big thank you to everyone who has donated towards our Carnival fund, no matter how much you were able to give.

Malmesbury Carnival & Festival 2020 - Grants

Last year’s Carnival was able to fund 43 Grants to local organisations to a total of very nearly £20,000.  With a virtual carnival, our income has been severely curtailed, and this has meant that we have had to review our process for awarding Grants.

This year we will be asking for Grant Applications for a maximum value of £250, which should allow us to spread our restricted funds as widely as we can, while still being able to offer a useful amount. 


It is likely that we will receive more applications than there are Grants available, and we will have to make value judgements as to the relative merits of each application. Please do not be offended if we cannot make a Grant to you this year. 

With this in mind, please think carefully whether your request is necessary this year, or whether it could wait until next year when, hopefully, more normal conditions will return.

The closing date for applications is 7 October. Please download and complete the Grant Application form using the button below. We aim to acknowledge all Applications within 2 days by email – if you do not hear within that time then please chase.

All our "virtual" events require pre-registration.
They are FREE but donations are welcome!

You can also nominate Malmesbury Carnival as your AmazonSmile charity.

Under this scheme, you pay nothing extra but Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

For more information about AmazonSmile, click here.

To nominate Malmesbury Carnival as your AmazonSmile Charity, click on the logo below.

What does Carnival mean to Malmesbury?

Everything you need to know about Malmesbury Carnival

In 2020 we put on a "Virtual" Programme of events!

The Carnival Volunteer Team and Organisation