Giving to Salford

At the University of Salford, we have a long held belief in education for all.  

Your generosity funds scholarships and bursaries for gifted individuals who would struggle to afford the costs of their studies. It supports cutting-edge research and special projects on campus. And it improves the experience of our current students during their time at Salford. 

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Philanthropy In action

At the University of Salford, we're honoured to have a diverse community of supporters who share our vision for creating a better future for those within and around our institution. Over the last three years, our donors, volunteers, and friends have helped us to provide our students, staff and community with life-changing experiences in a range of areas, including employability, entrepreneurship, health and wellbeing, research, community initiatives and more! 

As an institution, the University of Salford plays a significant role in driving social mobility in our region as we help to raise the aspirations of young people whilst supporting our current students and alumni as they strive to achieve their dreams. With the encouragement of our supporters, we have continued our incredible work and were not only ranked 6th on the Social Mobility Index for 2022 but partnered with the Social Mobility Pledge.  

To read about Philanthropy in action within our community and difference our supporters have made, see below. We would like to say a massive thank you to every individual and organisation that has helped us to create incredible opportunities for everyone at Salford. 

Six ways you have made a difference


£32,000 has been generously donated via legacies or in memory of a loved one. This year we opened the university’s first legacy garden, to commemorate those who have remembered the University in this way.


With thanks to our Friends of Energy House 2.0, in 2022 we raised a total of £120,000. £60,000 of the funds raised went towards the Impact Fund. The other half of the funding was awarded to a PhD.


In 2023, we raised almost £300,000. £95,000 will go towards the Impact Fund, £170,000 will be spent on two PhDs, and the remainder will be spent on scholarships across a range of programmes.


Nearly £10,000 has been donated to support women in STEM, including the Gittins Engineering Scholarship which supports 3 women who wish to pursue a career in the STEM industry.


10 student focused projects launched through the Revive Grants and Salford Advantage Fund Grants, including: Creative Encounters, Identifying Reasons - Mental Health, STEM Future Leaders and more.


Through our partnership with IntoUniversity, thanks to our donors, we have raised nearly £400,000, which is estimated to benefit over 1,000 local school pupils a year who aspire to attend university.

Help us fund the future

Alumni and friends of the university have been supporting our fundraising efforts since 2004, supporting students and projects across different areas of the university to enable us to offer a world class student experience.

The success of these projects is thanks to lots of donors giving what they can. Each year donations made by graduates, friends and staff of the university help countless students take advantage of all that a Salford education has to offer. Thanks to you, over £1.5m has been generously donated and pledged in the last year to support a range of causes across campus, from scholarships to community outreach projects and developing our world-class facilities.

Now you can get involved and help make a difference.

Why donate?

The funding structure of a university is complicated. Traditional sources of funding don’t reach all sorts of important projects that have a tremendous impact on students, on our community and the wider world. That’s why we need your help – whether you are able to support us with £3 per month, or a gift that can transform our campus – our strength is through working together.

However you choose to support us, your donation will make a big difference to what we can achieve. Read about the causes you can donate to below and choose to make either a single or regular gift. 100% of your donation will directly support the area you chose to support.

Make a Regular Gift

Alternatively, you can allow us to direct your support to where it is needed the most by choosing to either make a single gift, or making a regular gift to the Greatest Need Fund. 

Make a Single Gift

Change lives at the University of Salford by making a single gift to one of the causes mentioned above.

For Further Information

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Gifts of £250 or more to the university can be acknowledged with a range of naming opportunities on campus.

Find out more about naming opportunities.