Every year we face the possibility of losing talented pupils from more modest backgrounds unless we can help them pay their school fees through our Bursary Fund. Welcoming pupils to YMS based on their ability to play, not to pay, is a cornerstone of the school’s ethos and allows us to maintain a diverse community with excellence at its heart.
We strive year-on-year to raise enough funding to support all those families who need our help and in these tough times, the challenge is more pressing than ever. This year alone we will disburse close to £700,000 in fee support, a significant increase on previous years.
Just over a month ago, a very generous local supporter promised to match every donation to the School’s Bursary Fund between now and Christmas, £1 for £1, up to £100,000.
The response to our campaign has been so overwhelming that we have already met our target, with another month to go. As a result, we are thrilled to report that our donor has agreed to raise the bar and will match all donations up to an astonishing £200,000!
We are immensely grateful to all those of you who have supported this campaign thus far. With your support, we will be able to offer financial assistance to all those pupils who show that they have the talent, potential and drive to flourish at The Yehudi Menuhin School, and who would not otherwise be able to take up their place.
Every gift, however modest, will make a difference, and with Gift Aid, your gift will go even further. A £100 donation, match-funded and with Gift Aid, will be worth £250 to the school, meaning you will have more than twice the impact.
Please help us to make the most of this extraordinary opportunity and unlock the full £200,000 in match-funding.