“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
2 Corinthians 9:6
St Joseph’s Federation Foundation (the “Foundation”) was created primarily to support the provision of education by The Federation of St Joseph’s Junior, Infant and Nursery Schools (the “School”) and the maintenance of the education facilities used by the School.
Over the years the School has been blessed by generous donations of alumni, parents and our community recognising the impact of rising costs and reduced Government funding for schools, and believing that our pupils deserve every opportunity to achieve their full potential.
In 2021, we formalised this process so that all donations would be received and managed by the Foundation, which is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), separate from the School and regulated by the Charities Commission.
The Foundation is bound to follow the rules set out in its Articles of Incorporation and Grant Making Policy. It also has a Board of Trustees who are majority independent of the School.
As a charity, the Foundation can claim Gift Aid on any donations it receives, which increases its ability to support the School by 25%.
The trustees of the Foundation (all appointed for four-year terms commencing 29 June 2021) are:
- Mrs M Bailey (Chair of Governors, St Joseph’s Federation)
- Mrs M Curran (Lecturer in Photography, MA)
- Mr A Das (Energy Consultant, MBA, M.S.)
The Foundation’s registered address is St Joseph’s RC Junior School, Woodend, SE19 3NU and its registered charity number is 1194987.