Supporting St Benedict's
Our areas of focus for 2021/2022 are:
- Annual Fund project: Music Studio and St Benedict’s Cricket
The provision of Bursaries to deserving students is central to St Benedict’s mission. We are very proud of our bursary provision which ensures we can offer a range of financial assistance to students who would not normally be able to access a St Benedict’s education. None of this support comes from fee income but is entirely from donations we receive, for which we are incredibly grateful.
The Development & Alumni Relations Office would welcome any opportunity to discuss any support for the St Benedict’s Bursary Appeal. Please email Tara George at email@example.com for further information or to arrange a confidential meeting.
THE ANNUAL FUND
Each year, St Benedict’s identifies important projects that will significantly enrich and benefit the lives of our current and future students, but which cannot go forward with school fees alone. The Annual Fund provides an additional revenue stream to enable these projects and is a great way for parents, alumni and friends of St Benedict’s to help enhance the education of all our students. Through the Annual Fund, there is also the opportunity to direct a gift to support our Bursary Appeal.
This year, we are fundraising for two Annual Fund projects: a Recording Studio and Composing Suite for the Music Department, and new cricket coaching equipment to enhance the provision of our Sports Department. The Music Department is committed to providing all pupils with the opportunity to create, record and produce their own music with the use of industry-standard equipment, and the new Studio will allow pupils to showcase their creativity and provide new stepping stones to careers in recording, editing and sound production. Our Sports Department is seeking to purchase five new cricket cages, which will offer greater flexibility and the resources to provide the highest-quality cricket coaching. These projects will significantly enhance the offering of our Sports and Music Departments, as well as enrich the co-curricular lives of our students.
Every gift makes a difference. By supporting the Annual Fund programme, you have the opportunity to support our ambitious and transformative projects, knowing that your gift will go directly to benefit the lives of current and future generations of St Benedict’s pupils.
PREVIOUS ANNUAL FUND PROJECTS
- 2015/16/17 – The refurbishment of the Orchard Hall
- 2017/18 – Resources and Equipment for Sports, Drama, Music and IT
- 2018/19 – Junior and Senior School Outdoor Landscaping Project
- 2020/2021 - Installation of Floodlights at our Perivale Sports Ground
wAYS TO gIVE
To access our new online donation platform, please click here.
Regular giving is a way of enabling all of our parents, former parents, alumni, governors, staff and friends to contribute on a regular basis to further development at Benedict’s.
Regular giving allows us to budget confidently. Whether monthly, quarterly or annually, your regular donation makes a significant difference to St Benedict’s.
A gift from you, no matter what the size, would help us extend the opportunity of a St Benedict’s education to as many bright and deserving students as possible.
Giving monthly or annually by Direct Debit is a simple and extremely valuable way of making a donation.
Monthly gifts can really add up and your contribution could join those from others to fund a full bursary place.
Leave a legacy
The 1902 Society has been established in recognition of all those friends of St Benedict’s who have pledged to remember the School in their will. For information about leaving a legacy gift to St Benedict’s, please click here.
Pay as you earn
Payroll Giving is an easy way for those who pay UK income tax to give regularly to charity. For more information on Payroll Giving, please click here.
Gifts from Overseas
If you are a non-UK resident you can make a gift by bank transfer or credit card payment. Simply contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office and we will be delighted to help.
GIVING FROM THE USA
If you are a US resident your gift to St Benedict’s can be tax deductible if you make it through the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF), a charity approved by the US Internal Revenue Service, set up to support British schools and universities in a tax efficient way.
We are fortunate to have Dr Francis Cuss (OP 60) as our American contact for BSUF. If you would like to make a donation by cheque please make the cheque payable to the BSUF, expressing a preference for St Benedict’s.
To donate, please fill in one of our gift forms and return to the BSUF and make a donation online, clearly stating your preference of St Benedict’s School.
If you would like to speak to the Development and Alumni Relations Office about giving through the BSUF please get in touch and we’ll be happy to explain this process for you in more detail.
Gift aiding your donation allows St Benedict’s to reclaim an addition 25p in every £1, at no extra cost to you. Higher rate tax payers donating through Gift Aid can claim back the difference between the higher rate of tax and the basic rate of tax on the total valuation of their donation.
Please make sure you tick the “Gift Aid Declaration” box on our Gift Forms, if you qualify.
DOUBLE YOUR GIFT
Over 300 companies in the UK match the gifts their employees make to charities. Please do check with your company if they support this scheme to double your gift to St Benedict’s.
For further information, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Team
St Benedict’s School is a registered charity (number 1148512). We are committed to maintaining the highest standard of ethical behaviour in fundraising, we are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice.