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OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS

1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018

This year has seen the Trust develop and deepen its community engagement through its schools and in its other activities and we will seek to build on this in the coming years for the benefit of all the people in the Borough of Bedford.

The Harpur Trust is a complex organisation and its activities in Bedford are varied. The schools form the largest part of our operations; together they educate 3,566 pupils and have a combined turnover of £50m per year, funded entirely by the fees paid by parents. They employ over 1,100 people and spend £2,490,000 annually with 286 suppliers and businesses in the Bedford area. This contribution to the local economy is matched by the impact in the community of the staff and pupils.

The schools also fund their own programme of means-tested fee support. The total cost of this bursary provision was £2.4 million in 2017/18. We are also proud to sponsor the HEART Academies Trust which educates a further 2,400 pupils.

The Trust also committed £250,000 as capital to its first social investment, to be lent by a socially responsible lender to people excluded from mainstream finance, offering an affordable and cheaper alternative to pay-day lenders.

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£856,293 Relief Grants
£189,438 Education Grants
£113,562 Recreation Grants

KEY NUMBERS

01 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

£93M

The Endowment fund was valued at £93 million

£2.43M

Spent on means-tested Harpur Trust bursary awards

£77.6K

In University and College bursary awards for local students

£10.10k

Towards maintained school uniform grants

208 Pupils received means-tested bursary awards
1,156 Staff were employed by us
3,566 Pupils were educated at Harpur Trust schools

The Harpur Trust Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020 is available at the link below.

READ OUR ANNUAL REPORT 2017/2018

Find out about our year.

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READ PREVIOUS COPIES OF OUR ANNUAL REPORT

Available for download here.

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PUBLIC BENEFIT REPORT

Download the full report on our schools activities in the community during 2017-2018.

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