Charity status

In June 2016, Friends officially received Charity Status – Registered Charity number 1167901Trustees are Harriet Dench (parent), Victoria Claridge (parent and Govenor) and Rachel Seago (ex-parent and Chair FOECS). 

The benefits of registering as a charity include:

  • exemption from the payment of income and corporation tax
  • eligibility to receive charitable donations from local and national companies
  • eligibility to apply to grant-making charitable trusts, statutory and lottery funding organisations
  • eligibility for payroll giving and company matched giving schemes
  • eligibility to apply for Gift Aid
  • promotes the message that your FOECS is working for the benefit of others
  • establishes a clear set of rules by which our FOECS operates.

We also have a My Donate account whereby we can also claim ‘Gift Aid’. Please click link below.