Like all charities we rely on the generosity of donations made by individuals and organisations to be able to function. Since its creation in 1999, the Alton College Foundation has raised over £500,000 and put it to good use.
We continue to seek further Sponsors so that we can continue to develop the work that we do. Our existing Sponsors come from a wide range of backgrounds, mostly from the local community. Some Sponsors specify particular subjects for their Scholarship awards, others are happy for the Foundation to make this decision. We actively encourage contact between Sponsors and Scholars – this starts at the Awards Ceremony, is ongoing during the Scholar’s time at Alton College, and often continues beyond college.
Donations to the Development Fund are very welcome, especially in today’s difficult economic times. Although money donated will not be allocated to a specific student you can rest assured that the Foundation will ensure that it is put to good use.
We welcome donations both large and small. For individuals, the Gift Aid* Scheme boosts the amount donated (currently this means that the government pays us 25p for every £1 donated).
All Sponsors are recognised here on our website and are invited to Foundation events. They also receive regular updates via our e-newsletter.
If you would like to discuss becoming a Sponsor then please call us today.