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Fundraising and voluntary action in primary education

Body, Alison (2023) Fundraising and voluntary action in primary education. In: Ross, Jenny, ed. Building Brilliant Connections between Families and Schools: Better Engagement with Education Communities. Routledge, London, UK. E-ISBN 978-1-00-322031-2. (doi:10.4324/9781003220312) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:101492)

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Abstract

In response to depleting budgets and intensified performance pressures, primary schools are increasingly engaging parents and communities in fundraising and voluntary action to help combat ongoing challenges. Nonetheless, the absence of much comment on, or significant research into, the destination of fundraised income and volunteer support in primary schools does not alter the situation that some schools succeed in attracting significantly more support than others. Drawing on literature and research from across education and philanthropic studies, this chapter seeks to consider the role of fundraising and voluntary action in education, to present a series potential concerns, possibilities and lessons learnt, which may be of benefit to both schools and the wider community in developing voluntary action in primary schools which embraces and supports the whole school community. In conclusion, drawing on the literature review and theoretical approaches I suggest four considerations for schools who seek to increase their fundraised income and volunteer support.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781003220312
Uncontrolled keywords: Voluntary Action; fundraising; primary education; schools
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Alison Body
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 07:59 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2023 11:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/101492 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Body, Alison: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0421-5159
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