How donations are spent

SSF relies on the help of our committed supporters: trusts and foundations, individual donors and partners. Our work would not be possible without the generosity of people like you.

Every pound we receive is spent wisely

We spend the majority of every donation on producing a high quality Festival in order to have the greatest possible impact on our participants.

11% is spent on raising funds to continue our work and just 10% on office costs. A small amount is spent on producing merchandise, curriculum resources and designing workshop which are sold in order to generate revenue which goes back into the charity.

We sincerely appreciate every gift we receive and work hard to ensure it is spent wisely to give young people this unique opportunity to achieve more and gain confidence, teamwork and ambition.

How we spend it1

"As a child who was rather put off by the complexities and difficulties of Shakespeare, I have been amazed by the work of SSF, and by the children who take part in their events." Hugh Dennis, Comedian and Actor, SSF Patron

 

 

96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

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95%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
99%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

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97%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

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94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

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More than
250,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

At our core is our Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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