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Generating additional income for your school

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Last updated on 5 May 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there guidance on how a school can raise additional funds? We relay guidance from the DfE, the PTA+ and our associate education experts on ways to raise additional income for the benefit of the school. You will also find a case study from a teaching school.

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  1. 1 Maximise per-pupil funding
  2. 2 Charge for staff's specialist expertise
  3. 3 Generate income from businesses
  4. 4 Let the school premises
  5. 5 Apply for grants and funding opportunities
  6. 6 Raise funds through the school community
  7. 7 Claim Gift Aid
  8. 8 Use fundraising websites
  9. 9 Case study from a school 

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