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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Donate to Lancaster University

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

To find out more about the many ways you can support Lancaster University, and to make a donation, please click here.

Become a donor

Find your Campaign

  • Defying Dementia

    Defying Dementia is a community supported campaign tackling the big threat presented by Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Support Your College

    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.

  • Scholarships and Opportunity

    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.

  • LUMS Investors in Excellence Campaign

    By becoming a LUMS Investor in Excellence, you can support Lancaster University Management School, our students and researchers, across a number of projects.

  • The Greatest Need Fund

    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.

  • Lancaster Sanctuary Fellowship

    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

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.

Santander Universities

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


Contact Us

By Post

Philanthropy, Alumni and Supporter Engagement
C Floor
University House
Lancaster University
Bailrigg, Lancaster
United Kingdom

By Phone

+44 (0)1524 594109

We're here Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

By Email


To contact a member of our team directly, please visit our contact page.

Fundraising Promise

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.