The Summer Moon Festival is run under the auspices of Kingskerswell Summer Moon Trust (Registered Charity No.1141844).

Kingskerswell Summer Moon Trust was established with the aim of running a beer and music festival that would provide entertainment for the local community as well as raise funds for charities, community groups and deserving causes in Kingskerswell and the surrounding area.

The Trustees owe a huge debt of gratitude to many:- Bays Brewery who have sponsored each of the Festivals and the ever growing band of local businesses who have agreed to sponsor a barrel of beer or advertise with us, the many volunteers who help at the event and to the people of Kingskerswell and nearby villages who have braved the often inclement weather to support the Festival over the years (although we now provide two huge marquees for the bar and entertainment, so the festival is not weather dependent!).

The Festival raised over £19,000 at the 11th Annual Festival held 21- 23 June 2018, having raised £118,000 for local charities and community groups over the previous ten years. That makes a grand total of over £137,000 raised during the last eleven years.

The Summer Moon Trustees disburse the profits of the annual festival in the Autumn following the event.  The Trustees are pleased to consider all applications from charities, community groups and good causes in Kingskerswell and the surrounding area.  The closing date for grant applications is 31 July in the same year as the festival.

If you would like your favourite charity or good cause in Kingskerswell or the surrounding area to benefit from Summer Moon fundraising, you can apply using a grant application form, which is available for you to download here in PDF format, complete and send to us.  Unfortunately, for security reasons, we are unable to provide a Word version of the form for completion.   An example of how to complete the application form is available in PDF format download here.  If you have any difficulty with either of the download documents, please contact us.

Don’t forget that the closing date for grant applications is on 31 July following the last festival.

The charities and good causes which benefited from the money raised at the June 2018 Festival were presented with cheques on 26 September.

The list of beneficiaries in 2018 is as follows:-

Kingskerswell Bellringers

Kingskerswell Community Centre

Kingskerswell Garden Society

Kingskerswell Navigators

Kingskerswell Nursery

Kingskerswell Pantomime Group

Kingskerswell Village Hall

2nd Kingskerswell Brownies

Friends of Kingskerswell Parish Church

Kerswella Care

Above Water

Carers Aid Torbay

Children & Families In Grief

Children’s Hospice South West

Citizens Advice Teignbridge

Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Devon Freewheelers

Domestic Abuse Support Service (Torbay Women’s Refuge)


Firsland Animal Sanctuary

Forde Park Community Project

2nd Kingsteignton Rainbows


Monday Club

Newton Soccability

Newton Abbot Community Transport

Peaced Together – Torbay

Read Easy Torbay

Rowcroft Hospice


Sanctuary Mental Health

Shekinah Grow

South Devon Aspergers Group

Sunday Kidz

Torbay Symphony Orchestra


Yours In Harmony Chorus

Community groups that have received funding from the Trust prior to 2018 include:-

Cancer is Pants

Children’s Hospice South West

Coffinswell Parish Church Council

Dartmoor Vale Rotary Club

Devon Freewheelers

Domestic Abuse Support Service (Torbay Women’s Refuge)


Emilia’s Fund

Firsland Animal Sanctuary

Friends of Kingskerswell Library

Hele Village Community Association

Kingskerswell Garden Society

1st Kingskerswell Brownies

2nd Kingskerswell Brownies

Kingskerswell Bell Ringers

Kingskerswell Women’s Institute

Kingskerswell Village Hall Roof Appeal

Kingskerswell Manor House Trust

Kingskerswell Pantomime Group

Kingskerswell Playgroup

Lifeworks (Bidwell Brook Foundation)

Newton Soccability F.C.

Read Easy Torbay

Rowcroft Hospice


Sharing Care

Shekinah Mission – Friends of Factory Row

Shelter Box

Sunday Kidz (Kingskerswell PCC)

St Mary’s Allotment Association

Teignbridge Homeless Action Today

Teignbridge Citizens Advice

Torquay Street Pastors

Torbay Symphony Orchestra

UK Navigators

If you know of a local group that needs funding then please Contact Us