Support Us

Support us


The experiences that we create at Upswing are designed to stay in the hearts and minds of people who encounter them; whether it is an audience watching a performance, young people finding a fresh creative voice, the staff and residents in care homes discovering new potential in themselves or today’s most talented circus artists taking the next step in their careers. We push ourselves to take a leadership role in a unique art form because we believe it can influence real, positive change for everyone involved.

Upswing is a registered charity and we have yearly ambitious fundraising targets, which enable us to keep producing our performance works, education programmes and outreach projects. Achieving these goals requires investment, and we are looking for supporters who are excited by our vision and share our passion. Upswing would not exist without your support, Every donation plays a vital role:

£10 – ensures that one participant can travel, at no cost to themselves, to take part and experience one of our high quality creative engagement projects.

£20 – pays for a safety mat to keep our artists safe

£100 – covers a day of rehearsal space to develop skills and ideas of an emerging circus artist

£500 – will buy a new set of aerial equipment to be used in shows, outreach workshops and for artist training opportunities

£1,000 – pays for one week of rehearsal space to devise a new Upswing production in state of the art dedicated circus space.

£5,000 – pays for an entire creative engagement project within libraries for 500 children and their families from deprived areas to access for free


As an individual you can support Upswing by making a donation via People’s Fundraising.


Alternatively, you can volunteer your time. Email for more information about volunteering opportunities.


Upswing is committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships with business partners. We create intelligent packages tailored to the unique needs and interests of your corporation. An association with Upswing aligns businesses who seek to inspire creativity and innovation, and significantly impacts on the lives of audiences and participants.

Your investment, whether financial or in kind, helps us to produce high quality productions, support the next generation of artists and engage disadvantaged communities across the UK.

As an individual you can support Upswing by making a donation via Golden Giving or by volunteering. To discuss how you can support this exciting work, contact Executive Director Camille Bensoussan on



Anyone can support Upswing for free by signing up to Give As You Live or Easy Fundraising 

Over 4,000 shops will now donate to us (at no extra cost to you) if you use either of these sites to shop with them.

Here’s how it works:
– Head to Upswing’s page on your chosen website
– Sign up – it’s free!
– Search for the retailer you want to shop at
– Click Shop Now, and shop as usual (it costs nothing extra)
– A donation will be made to Upswing – easy!

Use Give As You Live or Easy Fundraising to shop with online retailers like John Lewis, Amazon, eBay, Apple and many more. 

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