Diocesan Building Fund
The Diocesan Schools' Building Fund (DBF) was introduced in September 2000 in order to provide the contribution needed towards building and repair projects at our Voluntary Aided Schools. 50% of the Fund is provided by parishes regardless of whether or not they have access to a Catholic school; 50% of the Fund is provided by schools from donations from the parents of the children attending the school. In this way the whole diocesan Mass-going population and all parents of children in our schools share the Bishop's commitment to our Catholic schools.
As a voluntary aided school, we only receive 90% of the budget allocated to capital projects (such as building works, buying new computers and other projects which require a large expenditure). The onus is on the school to raise the other 10% and we do this through the DBF.
Subsequently, all parents are asked to support the DBF by voluntarily donating a small amount each term. This amounts to £12 for one child or £18 per term for families. The easiest way to go about this is to set up a direct debt for just £3 a month for single children, or £4.50 for families. Further details can be obtained from the school office.