Fettes Foundation

The Fettes Foundation was formed in 1998 to raise philanthropic income for the benefit of Fettes and its pupils.

Since then, the Foundation has received donations from over 2,400 generous donors to support the provision of bursaries, a number of capital developments and other key projects.

Donations from our engaged community of Old Fettesians, parents and friends of Fettes transform the lives of pupils who come to Fettes and will continue to do so for generations.

Thank you to everyone who has helped the Foundation to achieve its aims over the past two decades.


Bursaries at Fettes

Fettes is committed to transforming lives by offering bursary awards to those who would not ordinarily be in a position to benefit from a Fettes education. Increasing philanthropic income towards bursaries is a key priority for the Fettes Foundation. You can read more about this here.


Ways to Donate

Single Gift

Give a single gift to the Fettes Foundation. Give whatever you can - every gift will make a difference to Fettes College and its pupils. 

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Regular Gift

Regular donations allow us to plan ahead, with our loyal donors supporting us along the way. 

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Overseas Donations

Anyone wishing to make a tax efficient donation to Fettes from the United States can do so via The Friends of Fettes College Inc. For more information on supporting us in this way please click here or to make a donation online to Friends of Fettes College Inc. click here.

The Fettes Foundation is a registered charity with European charity partners.  If you pay tax in a European country, you may be eligible to receive tax benefits.  For more information, please visit the Transitional Giving website or email us.

Legacy Giving

Throughout its history, Fettes has benefited from so many inspirational individuals who have given generously to secure the future of the College. You can read more  about legacies and the impact they have made in the brochure below.



Projects Funded by the Fettes Foundation



Get In Touch


I am grateful to all our donors and am delighted that each year members of our generous community choose to support us for the first time.

If you would like to discuss making a gift to the Fettes Foundation, or the wider work of the Development Team, please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking the button below.

Nicola Pickavance, Director of Development


Annual Appeal 2019

This year's annual appeal brochure, Floreas Fettesia, takes a look back at the incredible impact donations have made to Fettes over the last two decades.




“The fact that there are many people within the Fettes community who continue to support us is testament to what a special place Fettes is. Thank you to everyone who has helped the Foundation to achieve its aims over the past two decades."

Bruce Dingwall (SH 1973-1978)
Chairman of the Fettes Foundation




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