Maple Infants' School voluntary fund
We are pleased to report that the Fund is now up and running in its new form and is ready to accept donations.
It has been registered as a charity.
The Fund’s purpose is to enhance our children’s education by contributing, for instance, to the improvement of recreational and teaching facilities or to provide added value to the curriculum beyond what is funded by the Borough. The Trustees meet regularly (at least once a term) with the School’s senior management to discuss proposals for spending the donations. We are also liaising regularly with the Friends of Maple Infants’ to ensure that our activities dovetail most effectively.
Now that the Fund is up and running as a charity, we are registering it with HMRC for Gift Aid. Under the Gift Aid scheme, we shall be able to reclaim 25p for every £1 donated – therefore we would encourage all donors to sign a Gift Aid declaration.
Please complete the form below and either return it to the school office or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Fund’s new name suggests, any contributions are entirely voluntary. All donations are and will remain a purely private and personal matter; we fully understand that some of you may not wish (or be able) to contribute; anonymous donations can also be accepted. However much you might decide to contribute, it will be greatly appreciated and will make a real difference to the school. For instance, if roughly three quarters of parents donated £5 per month per child, this would raise over £12,000 every year.
The Fund’s formal name is the Maple Infants’ School Voluntary Fund and its registration number is 1179348. You can see full details on the Charity Commission’s website:
Making a donation
To make a donation to Maple Infants’ School Voluntary Fund please either:
- Make a donation via +Pay which is accessed via your ParentMail login. You will be able to pay your voluntary contribution by logging into ParentMail and going to the ‘Payments – To Pay’ tab, where you will see “voluntary contribution” as an option to purchase. Please also remember to tick the Gift Aid declaration box - it will boost your donation by 25%, at no cost to you.
- Set up a standing order with your bank for a regular monthly payment. The fund bank details are:
Account no: 2358 1660
Sort Code: 30-99-08
- Pay by cash or cheque - To do this please enclose your donation in a sealed envelope, addressed to Maple Infants’ School Voluntary Fund, and give it to Eleanor Arnold (School Business Manager ) via the School Office.
If you are paying by cash, cheque or standing order please also complete a Donation and Gift Aid form available to download below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either or both of us via the school office at email@example.com