The Importance of Social Media

Whether you like it or not, in 2018 social media is omnipresent. A valuable source of breaking news, entertainment and networking, websites like Twitter and Facebook give anyone the possibility of connecting to users all over the world. Many schools have successfully utilised their social media channels as powerful communication tools, but how can you … Continue reading The Importance of Social Media

Half a Million Pound Grant Success!

  Wellfield School was in desperate need of improved sport facilities. The school had experienced large growth in recent years, and their outdoor area was not suitable to handle the demand that was needed. With only grass pitches, students weren’t able to use them in bad weather. The idea for a 3G astroturf pitch was … Continue reading Half a Million Pound Grant Success!

Marketing Your School’s Project

Getting a project off the ground can be hard. Not only do you have to work tirelessly to get the project’s narrative completed, figure out the logistics and identify appropriate grants, at some point you have to market it. For a lot of school business managers and office staff, this is another task added to … Continue reading Marketing Your School’s Project

Putting the Fun in Fundraising! Starting a School Fayre

Charity events have always been a great way to raise money for your school, and for good reason. Fayres and charity days are relatively low cost to put on, and tend to whip up a fair bit of excitement between kids and parents alike!   In this blog we’ll take a look at a number … Continue reading Putting the Fun in Fundraising! Starting a School Fayre

Are You Maximising Your Resources? Making Your Facilities Work For You

With budgets getting tighter and tighter, schools are looking to more creative approaches to bring in additional income. Although this isn’t a new approach by any means (a recent survey shows 42% of schools are in on the act), making your facilities available to the local community can be a great way to generate cash! … Continue reading Are You Maximising Your Resources? Making Your Facilities Work For You

How Can Local Business Support Your School?

We all know that school budgets are getting tighter and tighter. 55% of National Education Union members reported a rise in class sizes over the past 12 months, 80% reported a loss of teaching assistant posts and 60% highlighted a loss of support staff[1]. Recent education cuts have meant schools have less money to spend … Continue reading How Can Local Business Support Your School?

7 Freebies For Your School!

Who doesn’t love a freebie? We’ve had a look around and found some great little free initiatives that could benefit your school! If one of these initiatives sounds like something you’d be interested in, just click the heading and you’ll be redirected to their website. BookLife Match Funding Is your school looking to pad its … Continue reading 7 Freebies For Your School!

5 Free or Cheap Environmental Projects

Environment projects are great ways to get your pupils thinking about the world around them and how they engage with it. Not only can they be a fun break from traditional classroom learning,  they can also be tied in to subjects like science and art. These five projects are designed to not break the bank, … Continue reading 5 Free or Cheap Environmental Projects

We All Need Supporters in Our Community!

When you’re setting up a new project, it can be hard to get the ball rolling. Getting enough funding, support and having enough time can prove to be tricky sometimes. Luckily, schools tend to place themselves at the centre of their community and, as such, usually have a lot of untapped resources around them. This … Continue reading We All Need Supporters in Our Community!

Earn While You Shop With GoRaise

Fundraising for your school is becoming easier than ever with GoRaise! Launched in 2015, GoRaise has created a fantastic platform for shoppers to raise much needed cash for a cause they love, and that could be your school! It's free and easy for you to register your school or PTA, meaning you’re just a few … Continue reading Earn While You Shop With GoRaise