Hundreds more disadvantaged children set to go to boarding school after charity merger

The Royal National Children’s Foundation and the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation will unite to form new organisation later this month.


Hundreds more vulnerable or disadvantaged children are expected to receive bursaries to attend boarding school, following the planned merger of two charities.


The new organisation will be formed from a merger of the Royal National Children’s Foundation (RNCF), which traces its history back to 1827, and the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation, which was founded in 2012. The Princess Royal is due to launch the new charity later this month.


Ian Davenport, who describes himself as “de facto chief executive” of both organisations, said that SpringBoard will be funding 300 children to go to boarding school this September, while the RNCF would do so for 370 children.


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