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.

Donate to Lancaster University

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

Find your Campaign

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 about our fantastic Philanthropists and the projects that they help to support, please click here.


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. 

To find out more about the great work the Call Team do, and to support them, please click here.

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 about Santander Universities and their work with Lancaster University, please click here.


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. 

    Find out more information here.

  • 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.

    To find out more about the Hong Kong foundation and its charitable work, please click here.

Contact Us

By Post

Development and Alumni Relations
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 click here 


Fundraising Promise

Lancaster University is committed to ensuring that our fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

To view our Fundraising Promise and Formal Complaints Process, please click here