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Our primary fundraising focus is to support the Martin Marriott Foundation to provide transformational bursaries to deserving pupils who would otherwise be unable to access all that a Canford education has to offer.  Money raised via our fundraising wholly supports pupils coming to Canford on 100% fee support. 

Put simply, bursaries change lives. We are providing the opportunity to add structure, substance and reality to the dreams and ambitions of young people whose life chances are likely to preclude this, whether that be due to general socio-economic factors or specific difficulties and hardship within the family or locality where they live. This is very much a partnership where pupils accessing a bursary benefit greatly and their presence within the Canford community adds breadth and richness to the educational and life experience of all within it.
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Make a regular or one-off gift to the Martin Marriott Foundation which supports bursaries at Canford. 
The MMF raises funds to provide transformational bursaries for deserving pupils who will benefit greatly from a Canford education but whose families are in no position to afford it.


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Set your name in stone along Lady Charlotte's Walk


The Lady Charlotte's Walk campaign supports the Martin Marriott Foundation for bursaries at Canford.

Lady Charlotte's Walk leads up to the new library and is edged with engraved stones.

Sponsor a stone and have your name engraved for a lifetime link to Canford.



How you can support Canford

Canford Bursary recipients - In their own words

Development Annual Review 2023


Canford’s Fundraising Promise

When you support you can be sure of the following:

  • We will never sell your contact details to anyone  
  • If you ask us to change how we communicate with you, or stop, we will respect that
  • We try hard to ensure no one ever feels pressurised to support our work
  • All our activities are open, fair, honest and legal.