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. 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.
The Foundation recognises that students and their families may experience unexpected hardship at any point during their time at RGS, but this has been particularly true in recent months due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This fund is specifically designed to help those students and families who are experiencing short term, serious and unforeseen hardship.
In the 2020/21 academic year, the Hardship Fund has helped 27 pupils retain their place at the school, minimising any further disruption to a school year that had already been severely impacted.
Please contact the Foundation Office if you would like to contribute to the Hardship Fund.
The Godfrey Brown Theatre was substantially refurbished during the development of the RGS Performing Arts Centre in 2018-19. Alumni and parents were invited to sponsor a seat to raise funds towards the project costs. Each sponsored seat has a plaque installed with the donor's wording. Following the completion of the PAC development donations received through the sponsorship of seats is used to support bursaries at the School.
The cost of sponsoring a seat is £360. The Foundation has raised over £25,000 for the School through this ongoing initiative.
Further details can be provided by the Foundation Office.
Please note sponsoring a seat does not confer ownership or a preferential right to performance tickets for that seat.