Five students in conversation at the University of Salford

For over 120 years, the University of Salford has played a significant role in driving social mobility across Salford and Greater Manchester as we understand that whilst talent is everywhere, opportunities are not.

We are incredibly proud to present the philanthropy in action at Salford during 2022, for it is thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our donors and supporters that we have been able to create a vast number of life-changing programmes for our students, staff, and wider community. 

From everyone at Salford, we would like to thank every individual, industry partner, and charitable trust and foundation that has helped us to develop incredible opportunities for our community, we hope you enjoy exploring the innovative projects we've launched below. 

Student Support

As an institution, we are committed to driving social mobility in our region, in helping to raise the aspirations of young people. With the encouragement of our supporters, we have continued our work in this area and ranked 6th in England, and 1st in the North West, on the Social Mobility Index for 2022

Each of our student support programmes are funded entirely by our wonderful donor community and it is through their generosity that we are able to create an outstanding student experience for those at Salford whilst also helping those who need it most to remain in higher education.

We need your help now, more than ever, to support our students as they strive to achieve their dreams. Whether you are able to donate a small amount every month or a one-off financial gift, your generosity will have an incredible impact across the University. 

To find out more about how you can support our students, please contact Sophie Thorp, Strategic Development Manager. 


Universities are often unable to financially support projects outside of core learning, but thanks to the incredible donations of our friends, we are able to fund amazing initiatives which not only enrich the student experience but enable us to extend our reach into the community, to have a positive impact on the lives of people across the region, from providing educational support to access to health resources. 


At the University of Salford, we take pride in our innovative research environment, welcoming students and academics from around the world to deliver research with real world impact.

With thanks to our donors, we are able to provide our community with access to industry-standard equipment and innovative spaces, whilst also supporting extraordinary research taking place at both a national and international level.

Skills for the Future

As a university, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating equality of opportunity for all within our community as we recognise the importance of our role in helping to develop the next generation of industry-ready graduates.

We are extremely proactive in widening participation across the institution, in particular the support of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students. The University of Salford is a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC), an initiative led by Advance HE to improve the representation, progression, and success of BAME colleagues and students, providing a framework to identify and reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic colleagues and students.

The University is also a pioneer of breaking down barriers for female students and colleagues, and through the support of our incredible friends and industry partners, we are able to develop a range of initiatives for women across STEM and built environment-related subjects.

Thank You!

People holding letters that spell the words thank you

Thank you to every individual, organisation, charitable trust and foundation that has supported us this year, we can't wait to see what the next year brings!

If you would like to get involved in any of our existing programmes or discuss the development of a new initiative, please contact Sophie Thorp, Strategic Development Manager. 

How to support us

As traditional sources of funding are unable to support a range of projects that have a tremendous impact across our University community, we need your help.

There are a range of unbelievable projects that require funding across the University, and whether you are able to gift on a monthly or singular basis, your donation will be put to work right away and have an incredible impact at Salford.

Your Place on Campus

Would you like to become a part of our campus for years to come?

Whether you choose to name a tree in Chapman Square, claim a space in our amphitheatre, or join comedian Peter Kay and director Mike Leigh with a named seat in the New Adelphi Theatre, you can leave your mark at Salford by making a gift to one of our worthy projects.

Your Legacy, Our Future

For over 120 years, we have been a driving force for social mobility, knowledge, learning, and regeneration in Salford and we have evolved and grown to meet the changing needs of the communities around us.

As you have read, it is thanks to the philanthropic support we receive that we are able to provide our students with transformative financial awards, invest in our campus to create a world-class learning environment, and advocate for the wellbeing and future of our communities.

If you would like to extend your charitable giving beyond your lifetime and provide invaluable support for the next generation at Salford, you can make a legacy donation. There are a number of ways you can leave a gift to the University in your will, whether you choose to leave a specific amount or item, and we will work with you and your family to ensure that your personal donation is used in the way you wish.

We are truly grateful to all who have chosen to remember the University in their will, and thank you if you are considering this type of gift for you will be supporting the students, researchers, and innovators of tomorrow.

Salford Giving Blog

The Salford Giving Blog features a range of stories from across the campus to demonstrate how our donors are making a real difference to our University community, including a host of case studies and interviews with our beneficiaries.

Impact publication

Students on campus

One of the ways we have captured the incredible difference our donors, volunteers, and friends make at the University of Salford has been through our annual Impact supplement. The publication features the highlights of how their generosity has helped to change lives across our university over the years. 

Contact us

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