From the start, SCEC has been immensely fortunate to have had accommodation provided rent-free, first at the College and now at all three Foundation schools. The schools also provide, free of charge, administrative support including running the payroll and a staff presence on Saturdays. These benefits in kind account for more than 50% of the charity’s notional annual expenditure. For the rest, we have to raise about £23,000 annually to cover teachers’ salaries (£20k), audit fee, evaluation fee, employers’ liability insurance etc.
Fundraising is a never-ending process with appeals to grant-making trusts at its core. However, in order to broaden SCEC’s fundraising base, we are launching a Friends organisation (Friends of SCEC) and should be delighted to hear from anyone interested in supporting us in what we believe is a most worthwhile enterprise if the following unsolicited comments and testimonials are anything to go by.