Welcome Spring 2020

With climate change, air pollution and plastic waste emerging as key issues in 2020, we decided to strike a positive note! Our spring issue provides a toolbox of advice, ideas and case studies on how to go green and save money.


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Our cover story focuses on the cost-free installation of solar panels, as well as how to crowdfund the construction of pollution-absorbing living walls (p15-18). Plus, you can discover the latest generation of energy management tools for schools in our resources section (p53).

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We’ve also profiled how one primary school built a national reputation around its award-winning environmental work (p28). The school incorporated eco-awareness across and beyond its curriculum, even installing a food waste composter funded by a PTA silent auction (p8).

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Our focus on eco-friendly fundraising includes a virtual balloon race (p31) and recycling initiatives (p36), and we’ve rounded up the best grants to support environmental projects. If you need to step back and take a holistic overview, then read our guide to developing a successful fundraising strategy (p32). And if you don’t feel you have time to do that, then our tips for time-pressed SBMs (p21) might help.

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Jane Hughes, editor


HELEN BURGE is deputy chief operations officer at The Priory Learning Trust.

She is a fellow of the ISBL and school resource management adviser with Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust.

SHARON NOBLE is development manager at Chestnut Grove Academy in

London. She previously worked in community fundraising as manager of Sutton Ecology Centre, and then director of Vauxhall City Farm.

LINDSEY MARSH is the author of The School Fundraising Handbook, which she wrote after

fundraising for two schools. She has also worked as a charity fundraiser and CSR co-ordinator.

LUCY LOCK is fundraising manager at Westcliff High School for Girls in

Essex. She previously worked as events manager for a cancer charity, and as a community fundraising manager for both the NSPCC and her local hospital.

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