Gildredge House Foundation is an independent charity, separate from the school, that provides funding and other support to Gildredge House. The charity raises funds for capital projects, student bursaries and extra-curricular opportunities. Find out more about their work here.
Gildredge House Foundation: Supporting an Outstanding School
The Foundation’s development plans focus on enhancing the education of current and future generations of Gildredge House students, ensuring they can make the most of their potential and leave the school well-equipped to contribute to society.
The Foundation aims to raise significant funds for Gildredge House so it can continue to provide an outstanding education to Eastbourne’s children for generations to come. Funds are raised in two ways:
- through different fund-raising events which take place across the year; and
- through direct donations from individuals and businesses.
If you would like to show your support, you can do so in a number of ways:
- make a donation through the GH Foundation JustGiving page;
- complete the Standing Order Form to make a regular donation to the GH Foundation; and
- sign up to the School Lottery for just £1 a week to be in for a chance of winning a prize which is guaranteed to be awarded to someone on our supporter list every week, and a further chance of winning £25,000 in a separate draw every week!
Our Current Projects
The Sports Hall is a tremendous facility for both school and community use but requires changing rooms, toilets, showers, a kitchen and meeting space if it is to be used fully. A pavilion will cost approximately £400,000 which the Foundation aims to raise in the next two years through grants, donations and fundraising events. This much needed facility will benefit current and future generations of students and the local community.
Student bursaries are one of the key ways the Foundation aims to help children make the most of the extra-curricular activities available at Gildredge House. The school is committed to offering a wide programme of extra-curricular activities which enhance students’ social, emotional and behavioural development.
Each year, the Foundation sets aside a certain amount of money to help students who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of these opportunities. Examples include contributing to the cost of going on rugby tour overseas, or paying for music lessons.
The Foundation considers each bursary application on a case by case basis. If you know a child who might benefit from a bursary, please speak to the school who will be able to advise on how to apply.
If you would like to know more about the Foundation, either as a parent or potential donor, or if you would like to find out more about upcoming Foundation events, or the benefits of direct donations, please get in touch with the Chair, Mrs J King on email@example.com