Philanthropy is actively encouraged throughout the Stamford Endowed Schools community and is embedded from when the pupils first arrive at the Schools, with all students being encouraged to support local charities during their education here, in terms of both time and raising funds.
Whether it’s the organisation of cake sales, charity dinners and discos, fundraising to support the growth of coral reefs, or staff volunteering to manufacture PPE throughout the Covid-19 pandemic: it’s not hard to see the altruistic nature of our Stamford community.
You can read more about this philanthropic mindset across our news pages.
Our donors are made up of parents, pupils and members of staff, both past and present, as well as local businesses and charitable trusts. Donors are able to choose how their donations are spent: means tested fee assistance, securing the facilities and resources our pupils deserve or to be used wherever the Schools need funds most.
We rely on, and deeply appreciate, such financial support and will remain reliant on fundraising in the future. We manage our finances very efficiently and consider carefully how we spend any money – we simply raise additional funds to minimise borrowing and to protect any reserves the Schools have that may be required as contingency for unexpected situations such as the pension contribution in September 2018.
Alongside supporting local children with means tested fee assistance, many areas of the Schools have been enhanced through the generosity of our donors: Lllowarch Performing Arts Centre, Richard Harris Art Centre, Geoffrey Timm Reading Room, Staveley Library, Louth Fitness Suite, Tunnicliffe Terrace and contributions towards all other facility development such as the Oswald Elliott Hall.
Ways of Supporting Us
Working in conjunction with #ShopStamford, the Schools have enlisted the support of many local businesses to offer a whole variety of benefits to those who receive a #StamfordCard through their donations to the Schools.Find Out More
Many past pupils, staff and parents have chosen to leave a gift to the Schools in their Will.
We appreciate that, for many, the ability to make donations during their lifetime is limited and, after providing for your family and friends, leaving a gift in your Will is a simple way of making a contribution without compromising current needs.Information Regarding Legacies
We are very grateful for the support we receive from all our donors. Your contribution helps to ensure that our Schools can offer an outstanding education to children, regardless of their family’s circumstances, and that the opportunities and experiences we offer are inspirational and transformative. Thank you.Donate Now
We also welcome support from people who are available and willing to volunteer. Current roles that exist, on a voluntary basis, include support of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, extra-curricular sports coaching, alumni relations activity, career guidance and industry sector focus groups.Contact Us