We get nothing out of the free school we set up. We are founders of the school and directors/trustees of the company which own the school.
We're not in it for profit. We are a registered charity. The school is funded by the DfE and the council in the same way as an LA run school.
We just needed a local school for our children to attend and the council weren't interested,so we formed a group and did it ourselves. It was, and is, a huge amount of work and it's all unpaid.
What I get out of it is not having to take my son to a school 5 miles away because we didn't get a place in our catchment school or every other school nearby as they were filled by people living closer/with siblings etc... Now we have a community primary school that my son can walk to in 10 minutes.