INSPIRE – CONSERVE – RENEW – TRANSFORM
Independent of Crown, Church and State, as a “Royal Peculiar” the College is entirely self-financing. The Dean and Canons of Windsor are responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and care of the ancient College of St George which includes St George’s Chapel, and its surrounding medieval buildings, as well as St George’s School from which the Choristers of the Chapel are drawn.
Because of this, we rely on tourism for our funds and voluntary donations from those who share our passion for this special place. We hope that our values and beliefs are shared by others, to create a secure future for the College, and our stewardship will have laid the foundations for generations to come.
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St George’s Renewal Campaign for the 21st Century
We are therefore embarking on the second phase of the St George’s Renewal programme, which aims to complete both the cleaning and restoration of the exterior and interior of the Chapel (with its outstanding architectural sculpture) and other of the medieval College buildings, for example the Horseshoe Cloister, which houses the Lay Clerks, the adult members of the choir, along with their families.
The Sculpture Fund
The Sculpture Fund has been established by the Dean and Canons of Windsor to protect and preserve the significant sculpture that is an integral part of St George’s Chapel. The appeal aims to raise funds to conserve and renew this unique gallery of sculpture at the same time as inspiring and nurturing the next generation of sculptors.
The Queen’s Choral Foundation
Maintaining a choir of this size to the standard demanded of a national institution like St George’s takes considerable expertise, time and resources. We have established The Queen’s Choral Foundation at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle to meet the current need, and also to secure the future of the Choir of St George’s Chapel in the longer term.