1611 Society

Hulme Grammar School is proud to introduce a new initiative aimed at fostering a community of support and empowerment for young people – The 1611 Society.  Named in honour of the school’s founding year, this society brings together alumni, friends, and partners who share a common goal: to provide opportunities for students who most need support to realise their full potential through bursary funding.

Each year donors are invited to contribute £1,611 annually, a symbolic gesture representing both the school’s heritage and the commitment to nurturing future generations. These donations will directly fund bursaries, enabling deserving students to access a Hulme education regardless of financial constraints.

So that we can bring to life the difference that the 1611 Society makes, members will receive invitations to special events, where they can engage with fellow supporters, school staff, and students. The inaugural 1611 Society event will take place in Manchester in October 2024, providing an opportunity for members to connect, celebrate achievements, and learn more about the impact of their contributions.

Donations can be made as a one-off contribution of £1,611 or a pledge over 12 months of £134.25.  Please do add gift aid if you are able as this will increase the value of your gift to £2,013.75.  Furthermore, for higher rate taxpayers, you can claim up to 20% of your donation back through HMRC.

“My children came to Hulme Grammar and I’m very proud of what they have achieved as well as the experiences they were able to have.  I have had a long-standing connection with the school and have seen many example stories where Hulme has fostered a culture of opportunity and empowerment for pupils. Through the collective efforts of our community, we can make a real difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the support they need to thrive and succeed. I hope you’ll join me in the 1611 Society to create a brighter future for generations to come”.

Stuart Illingworth, School Governor, former parent and member of the 1611 Society


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