University Fundraising

19 November 2017

Russell Group universities are incredibly grateful for the donations of time, money and other resources given by our alumni and other supporters.

Whether donations are small or large, ongoing or one-off, the generosity of alumni and others helps create a lasting positive impact on education and research, and on social, cultural, sporting and other activities at our universities.


Donations help fund everything from bursaries for disadvantaged students to new academic facilities which benefit students directly. From cancer therapies to conflict resolution, alumni donations have helped our universities invest in cutting-edge research that is changing the world for the better. The benefits spread much wider than just the university campus.

When there are changes in guidance on best practice around fundraising our universities follow these closely. All Russell Group universities in England and Wales are registered with the Fundraising Regulator* and we take issues such as donor privacy very seriously. (*NB: fundraising regulatory regimes in different areas of the UK vary as a result of devolution.)

Find out more in our fundraising briefing. 

University Fundraising

Donors help universities fund everything from scholarships, to research and new facilities. 

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