Class of 2024 Gift to WFA Bursary Fund

Double your donation: The first £20,000 donated to this project will be matched.

£200 has been raised from 1 donor.

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We believe in the power and value of education to transform lives and change the world. Our vision is to be able to deliver more effective and high-quality learning to our students and widening access to educational opportunity through immediate bursarial support. It is part of the culture of giving back which we have worked hard to start to instil within the student community.

In 2020, led by Zahra Peerbhoy (whose son Zain was School Captain), the parents of the Upper Sixth embarked on a fundraising campaign, which part-funded that year’s Community Summer School. The 2021 Upper Sixth went further and raised over £40,000, which fully funded the Community Summer School and a surplus going to the bursary programme, with the 2022 and 2023 Upper Sixth following this lead and raising support toward the Whitgift For All Bursary Fund.

This year we are aiming to substantially increase the funds raised to support Whitgift’s bursary programme. As a school, we want to do all we can to engage with the community and enhance the already high provision of bursary funds that we provide to deserving boys, which gives Whitgift the unique social mix that we treasure. The Class Gift is a perfect opportunity for the boys of the Upper Sixth to work together and make a real difference of their own.

Exciting Match Funding Opportunity:

We are thrilled to announce that we have received an offer of match funding of up to £20,000 for the Class Gift fund. This means that every pound you donate will be matched up to £20,000, effectively doubling the impact of your contribution. This is a fantastic opportunity to maximise the support we can offer to deserving students.

This year’s Upper Sixth Form students organised a FIFA Tournament as part of their 2024 Class Gift initiative. Over two lunch breaks students and staff paid to play in support of bursaries at Whitgift. The finals took place on Thursday 29 February 2024 attracting a sizable audience and creating a lot of enthusiasm. There was also a debate event organised by the year group a few weeks later that students and staff paid to attend with all proceeds going to Whitgift bursaries as part of the Class Gift efforts.

How you can get involved:

  • Make a gift. You can choose to make a gift of any amount towards WFA as part of the Class Gift 2024 project by clicking the donate button above and completing the online donation form.
  • Donate your deposit. You can choose to donate all or part of your school deposit by filling in the Class Gift deposit declaration form and declaring your intention to do so. We will then notify the Foundation about your decision and the deposit will be transferred directly to WFA as part of the Class Gift 2024 project.

Your Impact

The Class Gift project is all about the community coming together to make a lasting impact on the future of Whitgift’s students. To illustrate the life-changing effect that your support can have on the lives of young people around us, we prepared the following calculations:

The above calculations are based on sample numbers and are used to showcase the impact each gift has when support comes from multiple members of the community. It is important to note that the deposit amounts will vary depending on individual circumstances such as boarding, and that if the deposit is donated directly from the Foundation to WFA it does not qualify for Gift Aid.

Every gift, not matter its size, makes a difference.

If half of Sixth Form parents decided to donate their deposit at £800 without Gift Aid and the other half made a gift of £100 each with Gift Aid, we would raise over £100,000 and make far-reaching impact on our community. By getting involved, you are encouraging others to follow your lead and recognising the effort that this year’s Sixth Form students are putting into this project.

Remember, with the match funding offer, your donation will go even further!

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2 weeks ago
Andy Marlow donated £100.00