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Philanthropy at Lancaster
Philanthropy and sponsorship enable us to boost and enhance what we do, and help us to drive our contribution to bettering the world and improving our society.
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Alumni and friends have generously donated to life-changing scholarships and groundbreaking research since 2001
has been pledged by generous donors since 2001
projects have been funded by our generous donors
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Please can you support The Lancaster University Opportunity Fund?
To help support students from all backgrounds and to create an inclusive and diverse community, we have established the Lancaster University Opportunity Fund.The Lancaster University Opportunity Fund
Find your Campaign
Defying Dementia is a community supported campaign tackling the big threat presented by Alzheimer's Disease.
Join The College 1000 and support your Lancaster College. You can enable us to offer life-changing educational opportunities and create a supportive environment for our students.
By donating to scholarships and opportunities you can help us to encourage students from less privileged backgrounds, fund young researchers and enable students to continue their studies regardless of financial hardship.
By becoming a LUMS Investor in Excellence, you can support Lancaster University Management School, our students and researchers, across a number of projects.
This campaign helps fund projects which improve our students' experience of university life, as well as college based projects and initiatives to increase academic resources and excellence.
This is an urgent campaign to help academics who are unable to carry out their work because of conflict, violence or oppression in their home country.
What your Donations can Achieve
Spotlight on our Defying Dementia Student Society
The Defying Dementia Student Society is a dedicated team of student volunteers at Lancaster University, who each year aim to raise awareness of and money for Defying Dementia. They have been doing amazing work throughout the year to support the work of the wider Defying Dementia team.
What did you do in your spare time at Uni?
What did you do with your spare time at University? Over the past year, our medical students have spent their time in between studies providing frontline support to hospitals across the North West in the region's continued fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Landscapes to Lifescapes exhibition goes live
Funding from the Lancaster University Friends Programme has enabled researchers at Lancaster to work with the Environment Agency and the University of Hull to develop innovative ways to inspire people to take effective action and participate in managing flood risk in their area.
Donor Roll of Honour
Recognising our supporters
Lancaster University Philanthropists help the university to preserve and grow its reputation by supporting...
- Students, regardless of their background or financial means
- The growth of our research capabilities
- The development of new pioneering facilities across campus
To find out more please visit our philanthropists' page.
Our Student Call Team
Introducing our Student Call Team!
The Lancaster University Friends Programme is a long-term fundraising initiative which has been going since 2001. Its aim is to raise funds from our alumni and friends to support a number of important causes across the Lancaster campus and the wider community including...
- Ground-breaking research, such as our Defying Dementia research
- Student scholarships
- Support for at-risk academics - the Lancaster Sanctuary Fellowship
Our student call team contact alumni during term time to update alumni details, compare experiences of Lancaster and to make alumni aware of the fantastic causes which the university is supporting.
Please visit our student call team page to find out more about the great work the Call Team do, and to support them.
The International Santander Universities network
Lancaster University is part of the International Santander Universities network, which specialises in financing and supporting educational institutions. Since an agreement was signed between Santander Universities and Lancaster University in 2011 the University has awarded more than £800,000 directly to students. These funds are distributed through...
- Scholarship Support
- Mobility scholarships and awards
- Support for entrepreneurial activities
To find out more please visit our Santander Universities page.
Support from Overseas
The Friends of Lancaster University in America
The Friends of Lancaster University in America Inc. allows US-based alumni to help the next generation of students to share in the Lancaster experience through tax-deductible philanthropic support.
Please visit our Friends of Lancaster University in America page to find out more information.
Support from the Hong Kong Foundation
The University has set up an agreement with Chapel & York’s Hong Kong Foundation for charities; making it easier for you to donate tax effectively to Lancaster University.
Please visit our Hong Kong foundation page to find out more information.
Philanthropy, Alumni and Supporter Engagement
+44 (0)1524 594109
We're here Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
To contact a member of our team directly, please visit our contact page.
Lancaster University is committed to ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.
This can be viewed from our Fundraising Promise and Formal Complaints Process page.