The core aim of the Foundation is to raise funds in order to support students who would not normally be able to afford an RGS education. Since 2007 the School has allocated more than £4.5m from its operating budget to fund means-tested bursary places at the School. This has enabled hundreds of children to receive the benefits and opportunities of an RGS education when their family finances would otherwise have precluded them.
The RGS Board of Governors aims to increase the number of pupils who are able to attend the School because of bursary support with their fees, but this cannot be done without the support of our Foundation donors.
All bursary funds are means tested, so donors can be assured that those in receipt of them are experiencing financial hardship. An annual gift of £15,000 can allow one student to receive 100% fee relief and can provide funds to help with the cost of uniform and equipment.
The Foundation has a general Bursary Fund, and donors can also make donations to specific named funds – the AR Wheeler Bursary Fund and the Alice Ottley Bursary Fund.
Donations of any size will make a difference, and unless specified, all donations will go to the general Bursary Fund. By adding Gift Aid you can increase your donation by 25% at no cost to you.
Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.