Watford Fuller Foundation

The Watford Fuller Foundation (WFF) is a charity formed on 15 January 1997 and is registered with the Charity Commission under Registration Number 1062184. 

The main aim of the charity is to support and develop the education of the pupils of Watford Grammar School for Boys.  A key objective of the WFF is to enhance the funds that the School receives from statutory bodies so as to provide or assist in the provision of educational, recreational and other charitable facilities.

The Trustees of the WFF consider grant applications from the School that promote its general interests and the education and welfare of its pupils and staff. The Foundation also supports the development and maintenance of the School’s buildings and facilities.

Since 2009, the Watford Fuller Foundation has supported the School in the following ways:

Revenue Project Grants

2009-2010        £270,000        Kienitz Music Bursaries, ICT development, Departmental resources and Grounds

2010-2011        £86,000          Kienitz Music Bursaries, ICT development and Departmental resources

2011-2012        £53,900          Kienitz Music Bursaries, ICT development and SEN resources

2012-2013        £2,200            Kienitz Music Bursaries and SEN resources

2013-2014       £8,000             Kienitz Music Bursaries and SEN resources

2014-2015       £1,200             Kienitz Music Bursaries

Capital Project Grants

2009-2010        £1,000,000      Sixth Form Centre, Physics Labs and Sports Hall refurbishments

2010-2011        £85,400           Canteen re-development and Clarendon Muse project

2011-2012        £100,000         Solar Panels project

2012-2013        £152,500         Science Block refurbishment

2013-2014        £100,000         Main School Block redevelopment of classrooms

2014-2015        £110,000         New Field Pavilion grant & fees for proposed English Block classrooms

2015-2016        £500,000         Additional English Block classrooms

2016-2017        £73,000           Refurbishment of Fitness Suite

2016-2017        £72,000           Toilet refurbishments

The WFF has proved invaluable in supporting the School’s external grant applications for capital development projects.  Having the WFF agree in advance to part-fund capital projects has meant that the School can move forward into the planning stages of its capital projects with confidence and this has significantly increased the chances of the School being awarded a grant.

This financial support, together with a successful history of deliverability by the School has meant that WBGS has been successful with recent grant applications.  Examples of grants that the School has been awarded as a direct result of WFF support include:

2012-2013         £206,000        Education Funding Agency grant for re-roofing Sports Hall and English Block

2012-2013         £648,000        Education Funding Agency grant for Science Block refurbishment

2014-2015         £500,000        Education Funding Agency grant for New Field Pavilion rebuild

2014-2015         £500,000        Sport England grant for New Field Pavilion rebuild

 

The Watford Fuller Foundation Trustees' most recent Annual Report can be downloaded here

The Watford Fuller Foundation's most recent Annual Giving Report can be downloaded here