Over the years, we have increasingly demonstrated the compassion of the Reigatian community through our community-wide efforts: from food drops during the Covid pandemic and the establishment of the Nightingale Fund, helping our NHS Heroes, to supporting Ukrainian children forced to flee their homeland.
These recent events have highlighted the ever-present need to provide support to families experiencing unforeseen and tragic circumstances. Most recently, the cost of living crisis is being felt acutely across the community, in varying degrees. We all know what a difference an outstanding education and enrichment programme makes to a child’s life, so it is essential that we support families in extremely difficult circumstances, at their time of need. Providing hope and opportunity, will not only help alleviate some of the anxiety but also help guide the children who receive a bursary, towards a brighter future.
RGS was established on the concept of social mobility, as a ‘school for poor boys’, almost 350 years ago and this social purpose continues to drive our endeavours now. RGS strives to be a force for good within the local community, by sharing resources and enabling social mobility through our growing bursary programme, for a fairer society. This year, in realising this responsibility, we are establishing a We Care Bursary Fund, meeting a perpetual need borne out of unexpected tragedies. It is right that we should be able to respond immediately under these circumstances, when called upon.
On Tuesday, 23 May 2023, we established our We Care Bursary Fund following the generosity by Reigatians all around the world with over £80,000 raised. You can continue to support this important initiative here.
Thank you Reigatians!
Donate by debit or credit card:
We welcome your gifts, no matter how large or small. We would encourage our supporters to give regularly (monthly, quarterly, or annually), though we are thankful for single cash gift donations.
Donate by Bank Transfer within the UK:
Sort Code: 20-24-05
Account Number: 70443166
Reference: Your name, donation
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): GB93 BARC 2024 0570 4431 66
SWIFT Code: BARCGB22
Bank address: Barclays, Level 27, 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom
Other ways to donate:
- Cheque (made payable to ‘Reigate Grammar School Foundation’)
- CAF Voucher
- With any cash donation we would encourage UK taxpayers to use the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost. Tax-efficient giving makes your donation go further by allowing the recovery of tax already paid by you to HMRC. If you are a UK taxpayer, the RGS Foundation receives an additional £25 for every £100 you give. If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your self assessment tax return, if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you.
If you are a UK taxpayer, the RGS Foundation receives an additional £25 for every £100 you give. If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your self assessment tax return, if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you. Download the Gift Aid form.
All gifts received go to The RGS Foundation which operates as a distinct part of the school charity. Registered Charity number 1081898.