Fundraising, Funding sources

Raising Funds for Your School – A comprehensive guide

At a time of severe cutbacks with schools facing a crisis in funding, this book will help you to develop alternative and additional income streams and to harness wide-ranging support.

Raising Funds for your School book cover

Who should buy this book?

For head teachers, teachers, governors, school business managers and other staff, as well as Parent Teacher Associations and other volunteers wishing to raise significant support.

This comprehensive manual is designed to help you and your school raise your game and maximise your fundraising returns regardless of your previous fundraising past. Incorporating a treasure chest of ideas and methods it shows you how to evaluate your fundraising, plan your resources and unlock new funding for your school.


‘Covers all elements necessary for a school to create a complete fundraising strategy.’

Richard Foley, Clerk and Chief Executive, Sir John Cass’s Foundation, The Education Charity for London [from the foreword]

What does it cover?

  • Assessing your fundraising programme, your resources and future needs
  • How to establish a fundraising ‘culture’
  • Sources of funding and how to access them
  • A compendium of 15 different fundraising opportunities. from major donors, trusts and statutory and company fundraising, through sponsorship, recycling and text giving to legacies and cause-related marketing, each is described clearly and practically
  • Also includes useful sections on donor motivation, the art of persuasion, and the management of fundraising when things don’t go quite to plan are all clearly described.

Look inside

Have a look inside Raising Funds for Your School.

About the author

Nick Ryan

Nick Ryan is a development professional with a broad range of fundraising experience in both the charity and education sectors, having raised tens of millions of pounds of non-statutory funds and hundreds of millions of pounds of statutory income for good causes.

The founder and director of organisational development consultancy Vantage Fundraising, Nick was also instrumental in founding Schools Funding Network, which enables educational establishments to fundraise for any project, large or small, and to interact with major donors, charitable trusts, foundations, parents and other potential funders.

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