What is the Annual Fund?
Our aim at LRGS is to provide a first-class academic education with an emphasis on all-round development, so that all of our boys are well prepared for the wider world beyond school. As well as the excellent academic opportunities offered to our pupils, we also provide an immense range of activities to develop each individual.
Government funding provides just enough to pay for the day-to-day activities of the school. It does not contribute towards the wide range of extra-curricular activities we provide. Whether it is a local sporting tournament, a regional competition or a national quiz, we wish to keep offering these exciting and challenging opportunities to our boys. In order to do so, we would very much like to raise all of the costs from current parents and we ask all parents, if they can, to contribute to the Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund will help pay for the broad range of activities (sporting and non-sporting), clubs, societies, associations and programmes that we currently offer beyond the classroom.
There are many occasions when we have had to hire an additional minibus or book a coach to take our boys to competitions, performances, fields trips or visits. We have just one minibus. If we were able to invest in another we would save a considerable amount of money over just a few years. Our aim this year is to raise enough funds to buy a minibus to enable us to make much more efficient use of resources and allow more boys to access readily available transport.
“There’s such a wide range of activities to get involved with here, it’s safe to say there is something for everyone! We need to make sure they remain available. It’s what makes the school so special.” (Upper Sixth student)
How you can help
We are asking parents to consider making a regular contribution which spreads the cost of your donation across the year and allows the school a regular income stream.
We calculate that we need to raise £120 per pupil per year, or £10 a month, or £30 a quarter. You can donate to the Annual Fund by completing and returning the attached direct debit form. Or you may like to donate through your WisePay account.
If you are a UK tax payer, please gift aid the donation as this allows us to claim an extra 25% from the government at no cost to you.
Please post your completed direct debit form to Jenny Cornell, Development Office, Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Freepost (LA1295) East Road, Lancaster LA1 3BR.
“The Annual Fund will help us to enable boys to extend their aspirations, skills and range of interests beyond the classroom and to help them develop socially and emotionally so that they can grow in maturity and self confidence. The more we raise, the more we can do and every donation makes a difference. Thank you so much for your support.” (Michael Burrow, LRGS parent and governor)
The Annual Fund is distinct from the capital campaigns which are focused on building developments and improvements. Contact the Development Office for further details about our capital campaigns.