WE'VE MATCHED ALL OF OUR FUNDS THIS YEAR! Classics for All participated in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020, a match funding campaign where donations to participating charities are doubled. This annual fundraising campaign, which we have participated in for the past three years, gives our supporters the opportunity to make a donation with twice the impact. This year, donations were matched thanks to our generous supporters Matthew Lindsey-Clark, Roger Barnes, Ian and Caroline Laing, Geoffrey and Caroline de Jager, and our Big Give Champion: The Reed Foundation.
We are thrilled to announce that thanks to 240 lovely donors and our generous pledgers (named above) we have met our target for matching funds in our 2020 Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising a whopping £58,713 in donations from our supporters and £50,000 from our pledgers. With over £11k of Gift Aid added to this, the campaign for access to classics for state schools raised £120k - a milestone you helped us reach! This is such good news and will enable us to reach schools in particularly under-served areas of the UK over the next year.
Over the course of the next two years this will allow us to:
- Introduce classics into 60 state schools in areas of deprivation.
- Give 150 teacher the skills to teach classics sustainably.
- Ensure 6,600 young people are inspired by classics (many for the first time).
- Help 60 new state schools share inclusive approaches to classics teaching through our dynamic Regional Classics Networks.
For more information about how you can get involved or about Classics for All more generally, please get in touch.
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