Schoolfunds established a simple fundraising idea back in 2003, which
is now known as The National School Reward Scheme.
The original concept was to create a scheme that raised funds for educational establishments but didnít require anyone
buying anything they wouldnít have normally bought and more importantly didnít cost a penny extra.
The idea rapidly developed into a national scheme which now involves
over 600 leading online retailers.
We wanted a system that did not require customers having to fill in school details every time
they made a purchase and one that was easy to use and safe.
We appreciate the concerns over privacy, so chose not to ask for any personal details.
We only needed to know about the school, so that's all the information we
collect to operate the scheme. This also removed the need for a login and password.
With schoolfunds just select your school the first time you visit, then use the
schoolfunds directory ever time you want to shop online, to find the products
and retailers you want to shop with.
With our new website layout we have tried to make it as easy as possible to buy
what you want from who you want, saving you money and giving a boost to
Schoolfunds have a special relationship with the retailers and we receive
exclusive discount codes, vouchers and free delivery offers which are not
even available on the retailers own website.
So how does it all work?
The way the scheme works is every time a person uses the links on the schoolfunds website to shop online with a retailer,
the selected school identification number (SID) is passed in the link. The retailer in turn advises schoolfunds should the
link result in a sale and the points are awarded.
There are significant cost savings for companies who trade online with lower staffing levels and deliveries direct from warehouses etc. With
billions of pounds spent annually online, even a small percentage used to provide educational equipment would be
a significant benefit to schools.
The scheme also provides a useful marketing tool for the retailers to encourage customers to buy online. The scheme now includes
over 600 retailers and is
growing all the time.
About the schoolfunds team
We have a big scheme run by a small team who are dedicated to the scheme and committed
to providing the best possible service.
Although the system is highly automated we believe in the personal touch and are
never to busy to answer a question or assist where possible.
We are always on the lookout to improve what we have created. If you have any
suggestions for improvement please take the time to let us know.
If you do find a problem with the site, be it a faulty link image,
missing page or spelling mistake, please let us know so we can correct it. After
all, the site may be run by a computer system but the input is human.
Please Note: Orders must be completed online to qualify for
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