In 2013 the Country Fair elected to put surplus income into the Herefordshire Community Foundation, which is a Government-sponsored fund that distributes money to charitable causes in the county. Over the years money has been given to various charities in Herefordshire as and when a Fair makes a profit, but the aims are now to build up a sum of money the investment of which will allow interest to be distributed to causes which are in essence county-based and with a benefit to the countryside.
The fund attracted match funding from the Government when it was set up and is earning interest from the original investment and we shall add to it as successive Country Fairs profit.
None of the committee members draws a salary, or even expenses. So all gate money and sponsorship will go to ensuring the Fair is able to add to their fund each year.