OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
Covid-19 has caused many of our planned activities to be substantially altered or postponed, including the development of our long-term strategy.
As we entered lockdown 1 our four schools reacted swiftly, finding creative technological solutions to ensure that they were able to continue offering a first class education for our pupils, whilst also supporting key workers' children.
As an organisation, we pulled together and our schools and community programmes collaborated in new and creative ways to meet the challenges we faced in education, and in responding to the needs of our community.
Staff made PPE for local hospitals, we gave sanitisers to the NHS and local charities, and many of our staff volunteered within the community. Bedford School's Great Hall was transformed into the sorting office for 160,000 birthday cards sent to Sir Captain Tom Moore.
We gave away 110 laptops to vulnerable pupils, in collaboration with Bedford Educational Association, and we worked with Bedford Borough Council to organise summer activities to help re-engage vulnerable Bedford children with education.
Finally, we worked with other local funders to develop the Bedfordshire Coronavirus Emergency Fund, our trustees committing a further £1.5 million from our reserves to help local charities and groups through the pandemic.
It has been a challenging year, but one we can be proud of.
£1,275,179 given in grants including:
£906,955 for Relief Grants
£304,038 for Education Grants
£59,186 for Recreation Grants
01 July 2019 - 30 June 2020
spent on means-tested bursary awards for talented pupils to attend our schools
committed from our reserves to support local charities through the pandemic
committed for summer courses to re-engage vulnerable pupils
laptops given to local vulnerable pupils to support their learning
|196||Pupils received means-tested bursary awards|
|1,165||Staff were employed by us|
|3,609||Pupils were educated at Harpur Trust schools|
Our Schools in the Community
The Harpur Trust Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020 is available at the link below.
READ OUR ANNUAL REPORT
PUBLIC BENEFIT REPORT
Download the full report on our schools activities in the community during 2018-2019.
View our public benefit infographic
Visit the Schools Together website
Download the full report on our grantmaking for 2019-2020.
GENDER GAP REPORT
Available for download here.