The Elizabeth College Foundation


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Established for ten years, the Elizabeth College Foundation has had an enormous impact on the availability and quality of the facilities of the Elizabeth College Upper School and Junior School. The image below illustrates the major capital projects which have been made possible by individuals making donations to the Foundation.

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450th Anniversary Appeal: Thanks to donations from parents, OEs and other supporters of the College, the 450th Anniversary Appeal raised sufficient funds to complete all of the phase 1 to 3 projects. A copy of the Appeal Roll of Honour, listing all donors and containing images of the projects is available to view here (note: link to an external website).  The main projects enabled by donors’ generosity are:

Refectory-website• The FG Manchester Refectory has been created in a new storey on top of what was the Geography block, or the old gym as many people know it. Open since Easter 2013, it provides a hot meal service to all Upper School pupils at lunchtime and break.

• A new Early Years Foundation Stage classroom has been constructed and in full use since September 2013. It is designed to support the Early Years Curriculum which encompasses both indoor and outdoor learning. The success of the flourishing Pre-School and Pre-Prep departments at Acorn House means that space is always in demand and the new configuration has made a huge difference.

• A new Performing Arts Studio has been created in the ground floor of the Colborne building. This provides a flexible space incorporating a sizeable performance area with roll-out tiered seating. Music and drama have long been strengths of the College and are becoming increasingly popular so these fabulous facilities are particularly well used.Maths Classroom Construction May14

• An extension to the Maths department was completed during the summer of 2014 and now provides six purpose-built classrooms; crucial additional space to a subject area which is becoming increasingly popular at A level.

In addition to these major capital projects, a number of smaller projects have been funded by the Elizabeth College Foundation:

•     enhancements to the College’s ICT provision for Maths and computing teaching
•     installation of state of the art Fencing scoring equipment in the College Sport Hall
•     internal refurbishment of the beautiful historic College Field pavilion
•     the Roy Honey Digital Archive project – an accessible digital archive of the College’s records including the Elizabethan Magazine, whole school and sports photos.  The archive was launched in 2017 and is available here.

Further details on the improvements and developments which have resulted from the generosity of donors to the Foundation are available in the latest newsletter.

The Elizabeth College Foundation is a charity set up to assist Elizabeth College in continuing to provide an excellent all-round education for children of the Bailiwick. It comprises both a Guernsey Registered Charitable Trust (CH91) and a UK Registered Charity (1120954) and was established with a number of important aims, not least to bring together members of the wider Elizabeth College including former parents of pupils, Old Elizabethans themselves, current Elizabethans and their parents, and other friends of the College.

Details of the many and much needed projects which have been delivered as a result of individual’s generous donations to the Foundation can be found in the latest newsletter.

All fundraising is in accordance with the Elizabeth College Foundation Fundraising Code of Practice.

The Foundation has a set of objectives which include the maintenance and improvement of buildings, provision of facilities and the awarding of bursaries and scholarships.

Patrons: We are very privileged to have as our Foundation Patrons four distinguished Old Elizabethans: the Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas (5699); Sir Peter Le Cheminant (3946); Advocate Roger Perrot (5450) and Sir Geoffrey Rowland (5603).

The Foundation intends to run appeals every five or six years. While the 2007 Appeal and 450th Anniversary Appeal have focused on a number of capital projects which were urgently required, the provision of bursaries and scholarships remains a long-term aim.

2007 Appeal: The 2007 Appeal successfully raised £1.5 million in donations from OEs in Guernsey, the UK and all over the world, as well as from parents, staff and other supporters of the College. These donations funded four very successful projects: the new Sixth Form Centre, the much utilised all weather pitch at Beechwood, a Library and Music Room at Acorn House and the Robin Roussel pavilion at the Memorial Field in Footes Lane.

450th Anniversary Appeal: The 450th Anniversary Appeal built on this success and again, thanks to donations from parents, OEs and other supporters of the College, raised over £1.8 million; sufficient funds to complete all of the phase 1 to 3 projects: the FG Manchester Refectory, a new Reception classroom at Acorn House,  a new Performing Arts Studio, an extended and refurbished Mathematics Faculty building and a redevelopment of the Tennis Court Area.  Further details are given on the first tab and in the latest newsletter.

Legacy programme
The Foundation have also developed a Legacy programme for those who have decide to donate to Elizabeth College through their Will. Click the following link for details about the Legacy programme and the associated Dead Donkey Club.

If you wish to find out more about the Foundation or how you can help please contact Foundation Director Dot Carruthers, Tel 01481 728217 email

You are very welcome to arrange an appointment to see the Foundation projects already completed and in hand.

Donations can be made either as a cheque, payable to the Elizabeth College Foundation, by card using the paypal button below, or through a bank transfer or regular standing order (please also see details below on Tax benefits). A regular payment by standing order can help to make donations more affordable and has proved to be very popular with nearly half of the donors to the 450th Anniversary Foundation Appeal choosing to spread their giving in this way.

If you would like to set up a payment through a regular standing order please print and complete the form below, or contact the Foundation Office (Tel 01481 728217).

Click here to download Standing Order Form

Alternative Standing Order Form for UK Tax Payers

Please also see below about Tax benefits the Foundation may be able to claim.

We now have a facility to receive donations using credit/debit cards through Paypal. Please click on the link below.

IMPORTANT – Elizabeth College Foundation can reclaim tax paid on donations

Guernsey Registered charities are able to reclaim the income tax paid on donations, within defined limits, and the donations do not need to have been made through a covenant. This effectively results in a 25% increase in the value of any qualifying donation to the Elizabeth College Foundation.

We are able to reclaim the tax paid on any charitable donations provided that the donation meets the following criteria:

• The donation is of at least £500 and no more than £5,000 (£10,000 for married couples) in any one year. The limit of £5,000 per person per annum is the limit for reclaiming tax for the total of all donations to all Guernsey Charities;
• The donation is made from income on which tax has been paid in Guernsey; and
• The donor completes a form CH1 confirming that the donation is meets the Tax Office criteria.

Please complete and return the CH1 Charity Tax Form with any qualifying donations.

If you would like any more information about the Elizabeth College Foundation or how you can help, please contact the Foundation Office at the College.

Telephone: 01481 728217

Dot Carruthers
Foundation Director
Elizabeth College
The Grange
St Peter Port