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You can support us by donating to one of the followings funds:

Hardship Fund  

We are very mindful of the potential impact that national measures to address the pandemic may be having on our families' personal finances. Undoubtedly every family will have been affected to some extent but, we know of some families experiencing severe financial difficulty. 

In addition to our Bursary Campaign we have established a Hardship Fund. We encourage anybody who can make a contribution to any of the above funds, whether big or small, to either contact our Development Director, Susan Beck, at or to make a donation below.

Hardship Funds will support our Bursary families who are particularly vulnerable, or current RGS families in significant need at this unprecedented time.  

All such donations are payable to the Royal Grammar School Educational Trust (registered charity 508285) and are eligible for Gift Aid for UK taxpayers.  Any surplus from the Hardship Fund will be allocated to the RGS Educational Trust's General Bursary Campaign Fund, unless you notify us that you do not wish for this to happen (please use the comment box below).

We are incredibly fortunate that the RGS has such a strong community of parents, staff, pupils and Old Novocastrians and we are grateful for your continued support to ensure that we all get through this very challenging period together, your gifts will make a significant difference to the lives of others in a moment of crisis.


Bursary Campaign 

Could you help disadvantaged children from across the North East with their education? We welcome donations of all sizes to fund our means-tested bursaries. By donating £13,164, you'd be supporting a bursary-funded child for one full year of their education.

You can donate through one-off gifts, standing orders, grants from charitable trusts and foundations, company donations and legacies. Download a legacy notification form if you wish to leave an amount in your will. Your company may also be able to gift match your donations, please enquire to find out more. If you would like to donate regularly, please download and complete a pledge form to set up a standing order.

You can also donate directly online at the bottom of this page.

If you currently live in the USA and would like information about tax-effective giving, or for any other queries please contact