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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.

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£1,275,179 given in grants including:
£906,955 for Relief Grants
£304,038 for Education Grants
£59,186 for Recreation Grants

KEY NUMBERS

01 July 2019 - 30 June 2020

£2.26M

spent on means-tested bursary awards for talented pupils to attend our schools

£1.5M

committed from our reserves to support local charities through the pandemic

£50K

committed for summer courses to re-engage vulnerable pupils

110

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

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

READ OUR ANNUAL REPORT

Our 2019/2020 report will be published in the Spring of 2021.

Read our report from 2018/19

Previous Copies

PUBLIC BENEFIT REPORT

Download the full report on our schools activities in the community during 2018-2019.

Click here

View our public benefit infographic

Click here

Visit the Schools Together website

360 GIVING

Download the full report on our grantmaking for 2019-2020.

Click here

GENDER GAP REPORT

Available for download here.

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