We are very grateful to our Sponsors for their generous financial support of Kicking the Bucket Festival 2023. To read more about them please visit their websites by clicking on a thumbnail image

Westmill Woodland
Burial Ground

Westmill Woodland Burial Ground was set up in 2000 by Liz Rothschild and Adam Twine on Westmill farm on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border. It is a Community Interest Company meaning it is a not for profit enterprise with a remit to serve its local community with fairly priced funerals and by demystifying the processes around death, dying bereavement. The vision is to establish a site which when full will become a small nature reserve. At Westmill people can find the support to create the funeral that is right for them, have as much time up there as they want, become part of the community of the bereaved associated with the place and allow nature to help them heal their grief.  

The Restitution Fund

The Restitution Fund is a small trust set up by a beneficiary of Jewish Restitution money (compensation for losses due to the actions of the National Socialist Party in Germany). Feeling it was not right to be the sole person to benefit, and conscious that those without material assets received no compensation for their suffering in the Shoah, they set it up to serve others who need support in the work they are doing to restore equality, humanity and connection in our society. Grants are given out twice a year in February and September of up to £2000.   For more information on the criteria and requirements please  contact us via the festival website and we can send you more information.

Mark Barclay
Wealth Management

We provide a wide range of services whether you are looking to build, grow, protect or preserve your wealth. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with clients.  We specialise in providing high quality advice on many aspects of wealth management, working with you to help you achieve your financial goals.

Oxford City Council
Small Grants

Oxford City Council supports community projects using public money.  It is important that the public are aware of where and how public funding is being spent.

The Independent
Funeral Company

The Individual Funeral Company is an independent, award-winning family funeral directors based in Oxford specialising in traditional and bespoke funerals.
Being independent means we are extremely flexible to our clients' needs and can help you create the perfect funeral for an affordable cost.

We operate a 24 hours service so you can call us any time to speak to a member of our own staff who can help and support you no matter what the time of day or night.

Alexandra Lewis

If you are looking for a solicitor with all the credentials, references and experience who will give you a personal service without the price-tag look no further. It is important for both of us that we are the right choice for each other and I encourage you to call me for a quick introductory chat.

Woodstock Solicitors

Woodstock Solicitors are friendly and approachable Wills and Probate specialists. If you are thinking about making a Will or if you have been bereaved and don’t know where to start with sorting things out, give us a call for a free no-obligation chat with one of our expert solicitors. We are always happy to answer your questions and start to put your mind at rest.


Bellacouche - beautiful resting place.  At Bellacouche, textile artist and maker Yuli Sømme lovingly creates earth-friendly organic felt funeral products and craft kits from the region’s organic and holistically managed wool flocks.

Woven Farewell Coffins

Sophia began working with willow as part of her bereavement support in 2012. Six years on, in combination with another bereavement and a "life's too fleeting not to do what we love!" epiphany, Woven Farewell Coffins was born. Making coffins perfectly combines Sophia's passion for willow, ecological practices and supporting the growing movement of family-centric funerals.

Online Events

Onlinevents is a virtual platform offering continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to counsellors and psychotherapists.

We host LIVE Experiential Workshops that aim to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all attendees. Our unique “Pay what you can” policy ensures that access to these workshops is available to everyone, regardless of financial ability.

In addition, the Onlinevents CPD Library offers a comprehensive selection of video-based CPD courses on a variety of topics and modalities. Practitioners can easily keep their skills up-to-date by learning at their own pace, downloading CPD certificates, and tracking their progress electronically.