An education at Stockport Grammar School can make an enormous difference to a child’s life and future prospects:
If the Bursary Scheme was not in place, I would simply not have had the opportunity to attend SGS. I would have missed out on numerous experiences; a field trip to Anglesey, an incredible Alpine mountaineering expedition, playing hockey for the senior team, captaining the swimming team, playing the flute in school bands and taking part in so many other extracurricular activities. The high-quality teaching also enabled me to fulfil my potential and gain a place at Birmingham Medical School.
Emily Dove (OS 2010)
The Bursary Fund provides means-tested assistance to children joining SGS at age 11 and for Sixth Form. The coronavirus pandemic has also caused financial challenges for a number of families with children at the school and we want to assist as many as we can.
Each year we have more applications for bursary assistance than we have funds available, please help if you can. We are very grateful to all our donors for their support for the Fund.
How you can donate
If you would like to discuss any aspect of SGS’s fundraising, please contact External Relations Director Mrs Rachel Horsford on 0161 419 2408 or email@example.com. We would be delighted to hear from you!
Making a Single Donation
We always welcome single donations, large or small. If you would like to make a single donation this can be done by bank transfer to:
Account: Stockport Grammar School
Sort code: 01-08-38
Account number: 41196155
If you make a donation by bank transfer, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0161 419 2408 to let us know so we can thank you for your gift and, where appropriate, arrange gift aid.
Alternatively, please send us the form below:
If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make this payable to Stockport Grammar School.
Giving regularly through a standing order on a monthly or annual basis is a simple and valuable way of making your donation and can help make smaller amounts add to a significant gift over time.
If you would like us to set up a regular donation by standing order for you, please send us the form below:
Leaving a Legacy – Joining the Shaa Society
You may wish to consider leaving a legacy that will continue to support the school for many years to come. Legators are invited to become members of The Shaa Society and to attend the annual Shaa Lunch. Donating in this way will also reduce the taxable value of your assets, hence lowering the inheritance tax on your estate.
Please contact Rachel Horsford at email@example.com or on 0161 419 2408 if you would like to discuss any aspects of leaving a legacy. The form below may also be used to let the school know that you intend to leave a legacy.
We hold an annual Golf Day in order to raise funds for the Bursary Fund. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Marketing & Events Officer Mrs Hannah Atenyam on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 419 2408.
Where your money will go
If you donate to The Bursary Fund, your contribution will be added to the money invested annually by the school, to provide the income to support Bursaries. If you donate to The General Appeal Fund, the money is invested and will be spent where the school needs it most. If you would like your donation to be used in a different way please let us know.
And don’t forget!………..
If you make single or regular donations, you can help the school further by Gift Aiding your donation, which allows the school to claim 25% tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for every £1 donated by a UK taxpayer. Furthermore, tax payers who pay tax at higher rates can claim additional relief.
Shares and other assets
A gift of shares, securities, land or buildings can be a hugely tax-effective way of benefiting the school, as the donor is given income tax relief for the full current market value of the shares or securities, and there is very favourable capital gains tax treatment too.
You can make a donation through your company, which will be eligible for tax relief in the period in which the payment is made.
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rachel Horsford at email@example.com or on 0161 419 2408.