Your gifts make such a difference

Promoting social mobility and widening participation is a key priority at Keele University. This would not be possible without the generosity of our alumni, friends and funding partners, alongside significant University investment. This philanthropic support enables Keele to develop and expand its programmes to meet the changing demands of the student community in the 21st century and ensures that every student can fulfil their potential and experience an excellent education. 

If you are considering making a financial gift to support Keele University, including through our 2023 Telethon, thank you. 

You can find out about our areas of fundraising priority in the boxes below.

An unrestricted gift to our Student Support Programmes allows us to direct donations where they are most needed and ensures funds go directly to helping those students who need it most, through our various bursary and scholarship schemes.  

Find out more about Support at Keele here. 

Other project areas that donors may wish to give to are in the boxes below. 

Supporting these funds enables us to remove barriers to higher education for a student facing complexities related to their refugee status. Your gift will contribute towards living expenses, alongside the University waiving their fees, for the duration of their time at Keele. Each scholarship provides: 

  • A full tuition fee waiver for up to four years 
  • A cash award of £1200 each year towards living costs  
  • An additional award of £250 towards course costs each year of study to be loaded onto the student’s Keele Card, courtesy of the Felix Andrew Student Opportunity Fund 
  • Personal support will also be available for each successful student to enable them to identify and overcome barriers to achievement on their degree programme. 

Find out more about Article 26 Scholarships here.

Although long-established, never has the University’s Hardship Fund seen such a demand for help, in many cases directly related to the cost-of-living crisis. Grants from this fund provide a much-needed temporary lifeline, helping to alleviate some of the desperate financial situations in which students and their families have found themselves. Grants vary in amount and can be for a range of reasons, each application is treated on a case-by-case basis to ensure the student is directed to any additional support they may need.  

Find out more Hardship Funding here.

Our interdisciplinary institutes are undertaking cutting edge research that aims to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. They bring students, academics, and researchers together from across the University, and serve as hubs that stimulate collaboration and debate. With your gift to Keele, you can change the world for the better by supporting our postgraduate community and help Keele ensure our areas of research are well-resourced and sustainable.  

Find out more about Postgraduate Research here.

The Keele Key Fund supports innovative projects which directly impact the student experience at Keele. We encourage student-led projects and offer a chance for our student community to access funding for opportunities they may otherwise not be able to pursue.  

Thanks to the generosity of donations like yours to the Keele Key Fund, in excess of £345,000 has supported almost 100 innovative projects since the fund was launched in 2007, enabling an immediate impact on the staff and student experience at Keele. Recent projects funded include the Community Meals Project to help students through the cost-of-living crisis by providing free meal kits to enjoy with friends, funding of a new response vehicle for the Keele Community First Responders, and providing sports and society equipment for groups including Self-Defence Society and Martial Arts. 

Find out more about the Keele Key Fund here.

Your giving can support a wide range of areas within Keele University.

You can give online, or you may wish to find out more about other ways to give, such as leaving a gift in your will, giving from the USA, or via our printable donation form. 

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