Help Support the Bocas Lit Fest

BLF was Incorporated and registered in 2010 as a non-profit company and has been operating since 2011. It employs a small, long-serving but evolving team of literature lovers with professional knowledge and experience as full time and freelance workers.

All donations are welcome, no matter how small. 

This can be a one-time monetary donation to the Bocas Lit Fest that will go towards fulfilling our mandate. Simply click on the donate button below – we’re grateful for whatever you can afford.

 


The managing director sits on the 6-member board of directors, which is responsible for the financial running of the NGO. Each year BLF files Annual Returns and its annual accounts have been externally audited since 2010. BLF is registered with the Financial Investigation Unit and is compliant with all necessary financial and legal procedures relevant to its operation. The NGO has retained nearly all its original sponsors, both cash and in kind, who have been satisfied with its management and the impact of its work.

You can trust the BLF and if you love what we do, but the commitment of a recurring annual sponsorship is not for you, we invite you to give whatever you can in whatever way you can or give a gift to someone else.

Other ways to support us…

The BLF is always seeking new ways to create opportunities for schools, writers, readers and young adults through the sponsorship of prizes, workshops, mentorship and skills labs. If you would like to be the title sponsor of a specific Bocas Lit Fest initiative, we invite you to tell us more and we could work out how to deliver your pet project where it will have the most impact and bring about change. We can take you through the development and administration of BLF projects, which are typically 3-year commitments in order to maximize the impact. If you would like to be the title sponsor of a Bocas Lit Fest literary development initiative, please click here to provide us with  more information.

 

 

In 2021, the Bocas Lit Fest will launch an Endowment Fund capitalised by donations from supporters who wish to contribute to the future sustainability of the NGO.  It will be established as a trust that will be independently and prudently managed to generate project income for generations to come while keeping the principal value intact. The fund is the perfect opportunity for patrons or philanthropists who wish to will or contribute significant funds to support the work of the BLF as an institution.

 

 

We all aspire to have an impact and to leave legacy behind once we have passed on from this world. The Bocas Lit Fest provides an opportunity for our beloved patrons to provide support and continuity to the work that we do, through the gift of a will. Simply put, by exercising the option to bequeath a gift to the BLF, you will not only leave a valuable legacy, you will also be contributing to elevating our society, our communities, supporting readers and writers of all ages and from every walk of life through the power of Caribbean literature.

There are options when considering the gift of a will. These include:

• A fixed dollar amount; or
• A residual bequest in the form of a percentage of your net estate

Benefits of a Legacy Gift

Your gift will not be a financial burden to you in the present nor will it affect what you bequeath to your loved ones. You determine how much of your estate you are willing to donate to the BLF and your can modify your will at any time.

We recommend that you seek advice from a legal professional in creating or amendmending an existing will and you should also consult with your accountant to achieve optimal tax efficiency.

We encourage you to support us with a gift of a will, a contribution that will go far towards the sustainability of the Bocas Lit Fest, long after we have all gone.

Celebrating books, writers and writing from the Caribbean and the rest of the world.

If you have a particular question or query, please email info@bocaslitfest.com, or call us at (868) 222-7099 – if we don’t answer, please leave a message and we’ll get right back to you.