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