Headline sponsors Graham-Pelton

HMC, IDPE and AGBIS 2020 School Bursaries Conference

'Transforming the lives of young people'


Wednesday 29 January 2020

BMA House, London

Conference directors: Elisabeth Anderson and Simon Jones

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‘One of the best school conferences I have attended.’

‘Really positive, informative and useful and great to talk with others about their experiences and systems’

HMC and IDPE 2018 School Bursaries Conference delegates

Why attend?

HMC, IDPE and AGBIS are working together to deliver a one-day conference on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at BMA House, London, which will explore how school leaders can put transformational bursaries and partnerships at the heart of their school’s strategy to deliver transformational experiences.

With more schools delivering transformational bursary programmes, this conference will deliver on sharing best practices and feature sessions on fundraising, marketing, recruitment and measuring success. Learn from the UK’s most experienced professionals, and have the chance to get involved in discussions on how to implement change.


Throughout the day you will hear from other school leaders who have ‘been there and learned from it’. We invite you and your senior leadership team to join us to learn more about how successful bursary programmes and partnerships can help future proof your school.

‘When heads spend 5–10% of their time on fundraising the average gift more than triples.’
IDPE and Graham-Pelton’s Schools’ Fundraising and Engagement Benchmarking Report 2018

Who should attend the conference?

This is an essential event for senior leaders responsible for the strategic direction of their school:

  • heads
  • chairs of governors
  • bursars and business directors
  • directors of external relations, partnerships, alumni relations and development

Conference programme

This unique programme addresses:

  • why schools CAN afford bursaries
  • financial planning, funding and strategy
  • building networks and partnerships with local schools
  • pastoral care and the importance of focussing on the child

Programme sponsored by ToucanTech

'Bursary programmes enhance the educational offering for all pupils in a school – not just for the bursary recipients. This is about kids not schools.’  
Simon Jones, Director of Development, The Manchester Grammar School

2020 Headline sponsor

E: inside@grahampelton.com
T: 0207 060 2622
W: grahampelton.com

Graham-Pelton is a fundraising and management consulting firm for leading nonprofit organisations worldwide. We empower institutions to realise their philanthropic potential, enabling them to achieve their missions.

2020 Programme sponsor

E: hello@toucantech.com 
T: 0203 189 1774
W: toucantech.com

Combining a flexible website (or custom web pages) with a powerful database and CRM, ToucanTech makes it easy to manage your data, reporting, emails, news, clubs, campaigns, payments and more in one beautiful system. 
2020 Lanyard sponsor  

E: nicky@impamark.co.uk
T: 01621 783550
W: www.impamark-promotional-merchandise.co.uk


An award winning family business with 50 years experience in supplying schools with branded merchandise for new student fairs, general giveaways, promotion and awards. Specialists in environmental and sustainable products.

2020 Exhibitors

Charles Stanley & Co. Limited
E: charities@charles-stanley.co.uk
T: 020 7149 6265
W: www.charles-stanley.co.uk

Charles Stanley provide charities with a bespoke investment service, tailored policy guidance, ethical expertise, as well as trustee training and regular updates and thought leadership through our magazine, Charities InFocus



E: email@execucare.com
T: 020 3409 8981
W: www.execucare.com

Based in London, with offices in New Zealand and Australia, Execucare works with leading schools, universities, charities and arts organisations, recruiting fundraisers at all levels.


E: enquiries@finalsite.com
T: 0845 262 2030

W: www.finalsite.com

Award-winning and trusted global provider of websites for schools. Finalsite offers award-winning website designs, a robust content management system, innovative inbound marketing tools, data integration, training, support and marketing consulting and is the choice of 450 British independent schools.


T: 01604 659 100
W: isams.com

iSAMS’ 100% web-based MIS and fully integrated iFinance platform has been developed specifically to help your Bursary improve the efficiency of financial planning, funding and strategy.

SDS Group (Heritage Archives & School Records Management)
E: andy@sds-group.co.uk
T: 01202 496513
W: sds-schoolrecords.co.uk

SDS are experts in Managing/Digitising School Archives (Administration and Heritage) Since 1994, we have provided specialist ICT services to over 350 independent UK schools. Visit us to see how we can help better manage your school’s records & archives in order to preserve and celebrate your heritage and engage with your alumni.

TaskSpace Ltd
E: sales@taskspace.co.uk
T: 01582 867323

TaskSpace carry out interior design, refurbishment and fitout projects for the best schools in the world. We work with forward thinking ISC schools to improve educational outcomes with quality environments.

E: joan@trybooking.co.uk
T: 0333 344 3477
W: Trybooking.com 

Trybooking is a cloud based online event booking system used by independent schools across the UK. We offer a cost effective “pay as you use” solution that is incredibly powerful and unbelievably easy.

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