The aim of the Trust is to help fund projects, beneficial to all local school children, that are not currently affordable within the school budget provided by the Ministry of Education.
The trustees recognise that fundraising is challenging, and can take educators’ time away from the core business of educating our young people. Tim Coop, one of the founding trustees says, “Ministry of Education funding for schools is impacted by the socio-economic status of the surrounding area. As such, the funding Diamond Harbour School receives is lower than many other schools and so we are dependent on fundraising income.”
The Trust’s activities will involve seeking sponsorship, partnering with businesses, encouraging donations and endowments and applying for grants and fundraising.
Over the last 4 years, the Trust has achieved some wonderful targets and results thanks to local businesses and community generosity.
Some of the projects funded by the Trust include:
Are you keen to help?
The school has a long “wish list” of resources to ensure it is able to provide all the children with the opportunities they deserve. These requests have come from the children themselves, the teachers and parents alike. Please feel free to contact one of the trustees if you are keen on supporting us.
It goes without saying, the Trust will need support from the school community. It needs the community to assist by sharing their ideas and connections – it might be a business you know that has a philosophy of giving back to the community, the possibility of a grant or scholarship or you may have a fundraising idea.
So, whatever your ability to contribute, please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. You may contact the below trust members: