Bursaries

Here at Downside, we are proud of our tradition of offering means-tested bursaries to children who we know will thrive. In the absence of any endowment we launched the Father Laurence Bursary Fund in 2008 in his memory. Ten years on we have raised £1.7 million and supported hundreds of pupils.

We are immensely grateful to everyone who has supported the Father Laurence Bursary Fund. If you are in a position to support these young people then give them the gift of education and make a real difference.

Funding a bursary

 

 

Annual Boarding Fees at Downside

 

 £34,000

50% Bursary

 

 £17,000

 If 100 people give £10 a month with Gift Aid we can provide

 

 £15,000 

If 50 people give £50 a month a boarding place is funded

 

 £37,500 

To sponsor a sixth form scholarship for two years

 

£25,000

Cost to the donor if higher rate tax payer

 

 £20,000

Endowment

 

 

To endow a bursary in perpetuity  the capital invested must generate annually

 

 £75,000

Assuming interest rates at 5%

 

£1,500,000

If you have any questions about how to donate, please feel free to contact us:

Mrs Jane Vines
Director of External Communications
jvines@downside.co.uk
+44(0)1761 235158