Manning Stainton launches £10,000 school support fund to help schools and pupils affected by lockdown

Manning Stainton’s managing director, Mark Manning.Manning Stainton’s managing director, Mark Manning.
Manning Stainton’s managing director, Mark Manning.
Estate agent, Manning Stainton, has pledged £10,000 to create a support fund to help local schools and pupils who have been affected by lockdown closures.

Schools from Wakefield will be able to apply for donations from the estate agent’s school support fund to help finance equipment, materials and resources to help pupils currently learning from home and those that will need additional support when they return to the classroom.

Manning Stainton, which donates money to a variety of good causes and schools each year as part of its commitment to giving back to the communities it operates in, has created the fund in response to the current crisis facing schools and pupils.

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Many of the local sports teams and community events the estate agent usually sponsors or supports are also on hold due to lockdown, so it wanted to divert the money to something that will immediately benefit those struggling due to the Coronavirus crisis.

The fund is open now and will remain open when pupils return to the classroom. Any schools from Wakefield, Leeds and Wetherby can apply for a donation by visiting and filling in the application form.

Mark Manning, managing director of Manning Stainton, said: “There are thousands of students across our region currently being home schooled due to enforced school closures, but many are struggling because of a lack of equipment and resources.

“Schools from across our network can take advantage of the fund to help ensure their students are able to get the best education possible despite ongoing school closures and disruption caused by Coronavirus. Donations from the fund can be used to finance anything the school deems necessary to enhance the education of pupils, whether that be IT equipment, online resources or subscriptions, stationary and textbooks, or sports equipment.

“We’re really proud to support our local communities and we hope this fund helps those pupils who need it.”