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Voluntary funds: what can they be used for?

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Last updated on 26 October 2017
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What can a voluntary school fund be used for? We highlight guidelines from the Charity Commission and a local authority on the use of voluntary funds. We also look at an example of how a school uses its voluntary fund and relay advice from the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL).

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  1. 1 Contact your LA or ESFA
  2. 2 Community school funds registered as charities
  3. 3 PRUs and AP academies
  4. 4 LA guidelines
  5. 5 Converting to academy status: what happens to the fund?
  6. 6 Use of the voluntary fund: example
  7. 7 Staff parties: can we use the voluntary fund?

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