For 423 years, we’ve used land and assets set aside by our Founder to generate income which we put back into our community.

This ensures a lasting legacy for the people our charity supports and helps to build a brighter future for our community as a whole.

From historic sites like the Grade I listed Almshouses to more modern commercial buildings, our property portfolio has grown substantially over the years. Today, we continue to play a key role in the development and regeneration of our town.

Indeed, our charitable mission relies upon it. If it weren’t for the rental income we receive as freehold owners of the Whitgift Centre, we would be largely unable to subsidise the care services we offer or help the thousands of young people we support through an outstanding education.

We’re proud of the work our charity does. But we want to do more. That’s why, as well as the income we receive from our investments, it’s so important we can rely on the support of our alumni and care communities to help raise much needed funding for the vital work our charity carries out.

Facts and Figures

  • £5.7m awarded in bursaries this year alone
  • £50.9m awarded in bursaries in the past 10 years
  • 48% of students supported at our foundation schools
  • We employ over 1000 staff across our services
  • We educate over 3000 students in our three schools
  • £1m funding allocated to support care services
  • We care for 100 elderly residents in our care homes
  • 100 members in our 1596 Club day care service