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Diocesan Schools' Building Fund

hands_upThe Diocesan Schools' Building Fund was established by Bishop John in 1998 following a wide-ranging review and consultation on how school capital projects in the Diocese were funded and managed. All parents with children attending voluntary-aided Diocesan schools are invited to make voluntary contributions to the Fund. All Governing Bodies can apply to the Fund for financial support to meet the cost of the 10% contribution required towards the cost of any school capital project. Through the establishment of the Fund, the family of Diocesan schools have supported each other in repairing, improving and replacing Catholic schools across the Diocese. This mutual support has built on the efforts of generations of Catholic families in the past to establish and sustain these Diocesan schools.

The Fund is administered by a committee with the following members: Rev. John McNamee (Episcopal Vicar for Education - Chairman); John Cape (Co-Director of Schools); Jim Conway (Co-Director of Schools), David Butler (Secondary Heads' representative); Philip Patterson (Primary Heads' representative); Ed Whittaker (Director of Finance); Tom Garrud (Property Manager).

The Schools' Buildng Fund committee meets four times each year. The schedule of meetings for the academic year 2013/14 is:

Thursday 14th November 2013: Meeting to consider applications for capital funding and financial support for the financial year 2014/15.

Thursday 23rd January 2014: Meeting to review progress on voluntary contributions, capital projects and spending.

Thursday 27th March 2014: Meeting to review progress on voluntary contributions, capital projects and spending.

Thursday 26th June 2014: Meeting to review progress on voluntary contributions, capital projects and spending.