Will you join the Friends Programme?  The world is changing at an unprecedented rate: our ecosystems, the global economy, our climate, technology, society — the list goes on. Humankind’s ability to adapt to these changes (and even to take advantage of them) will depend on how smart we can be, how hard we work, and how much reliable information we have.

Lancaster University is determined to be at the forefront of responses to these challenges. We’ve always attracted many of the most talented students, and our rigorous academic environment has always helped them to reach for their potential. And we’ve always been at the forefront of some of the most stimulating research in the world.

But the way higher education is funded has changed significantly, and — along with the other UK universities — we’re under increasing pressure to deliver more for less. That’s why we’re asking our past students whether they’ll contribute more towards helping us play our part in transforming the world for the benefit of everyone.

Since 2001, over 3,800 alumni and friends of Lancaster University have generously donated or pledged over £24million, funding over 250 projects so far. Will you join them? 


Helping the brightest to do their best. 

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Protecting our fragile earth and environment. 

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Using bright ideas to grow the economy.

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Helping to solve the world’s health problems.

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Preserving our global culture and heritage.

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How will your donation be used?

You can choose to make a general donation, which we will allocate to where we think the need is greatest through our Friends Programme Grant awards. Alternatively, you can choose to donate to one of our themed funds listed above.  

How can you give?

Find out about the various ways to give, including single donations, regular gifts, gifts of shares and legacies. 

Read our Latest Donor Report

Read our latest Donor Report online.

Are you in USA?

Over 3,000 of our alumni live in the United States. Find out how to give through Friends of Lancaster University in America Inc. (Please also register on the Lancaster University Alumni webpages to keep your contact information up to date.)

Friends Programme Grants

Every December, the Friends Programme provides funds to use across campus for projects that fall outside statutory funding but are vital to the life of the University. This is made possible by donations from alumni and other friends of the University. 

Connect with us

If you have any questions or comments, please email us or connect with the alumni office via social media.