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Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal

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Thank you for visiting our Futures Institute fundraising page and considering a donation to this important appeal.

The Futures Institute building received planning permission from Clackmannanshire Council in July 2023 – this is a huge milestone for the project and has taken us a step closer to realising our vision for FIDA.

We are working to a build cost of £12.6m and thanks to a number of generous donations from philanthropists we have the majority of funds in place. We are continuing with our fundraising efforts, engaging with our school community, local businesses, and grant-giving foundations to help us achieve our funding goal. However, our efforts to close the funding gap would benefit greatly from your donation.

Any donation, whatever the level, is hugely appreciated. As a supporter, you will receive updates about the building’s progress, the wider FIDA initiative, and how your support is making a difference. In addition, you will be invited to the building’s opening ceremony.

For donations of £250 and over we are offering you the opportunity to have your name on our Donor Recognition Wall located within the Futures Institute building. This will be a permanent installation designed by the young people involved in our FIDA challenges. Being on our donor wall means your name will forever be part of the school.

Alternative ways your donation will support the building are outlined below:

You can read more about the Futures Institute and our plans for how we will use the building once it’s up and running by clicking here.

If you would like to make a donation greater than £10,000, please contact our Fundraising Manager Rebecca McFarlane to arrange a meeting: fundraising@dollaracademy.org.uk  In addition, there are specific naming opportunities available within the new building – you can learn more by clicking here.

As Dollar Academy is a registered charity, UK residents can make tax-efficient charitable donations via a number of schemes. You can read more about tax-efficient giving by clicking here.

Fundraising Events

In addition to giving you the opportunity to directly support the various aspects of the Futures Institute, we are also putting together a programme of fundraising events throughout the school year.

We will be kicking off with our James Bond Musical Extravaganza on Saturday, 23 March 2024. This James Bond themed evening will be a great opportunity for you to socialise with friends whilst also helping us raise funds. Following a drinks reception, David and his pop orchestra will be playing all the well-known musical classics from the James Bond films. The event will also include an auction.

Other events, celebrating the varied musical, sporting and artistic talents of our school community will be announced soon, so please watch this space.

Corporate Sponsorship

We’d be delighted to discuss bespoke sponsorship and collaboration opportunities available throughout our FIDA initiative and our calendar of fundraising events. This is a unique opportunity for businesses to be part of something exciting and inspirational for our young people. Please contact our Fundraising Manager Rebecca McFarlane, for more information.

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