Making a gift

Thank you very much for your interest in making a gift to Keele University. Your contribution will help us to continue providing the excellent education and student experience for which we are renowned.

There are a number of ways in which you can support the University and our students, further details of which are available in the links below.

No matter the size of the donation that you are able to make, Keele University can ensure you that it will be used to benefit our students, both now and in the future. Using the secure link below, you can select which specific area that you’d like to support, or simply select to support the area of greatest need and we’ll allocate your gift to the most appropriate project.

Secure online donation form –

Did you know that we may also able to benefit from Gift Aid on top your gift, at no additional cost to you? For further information, please see below.

If you would like to support Keele University on an ongoing basis or for a specific period of time, we would encourage you to donate to the Keele Key Fund. You can donate to the Key Fund through a regular gift at an amount of your choosing, and the proceeds will be used to support the five key development areas for the University.

For further information about how you can support the Keele Key Fund, please contact Campaigns and Development on 01782 733003. Alternatively, you can set up your donations online by visiting

If you wish to leave a gift to Keele in your will, the University will ensure that it benefits the areas of development that you want to support.

Previous legacies have enabled Keele to build unique facilities for Primary Care research and provided bursaries for students in need of help.

If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will, please contact Campaigns and Development for a confidential conversation on 01782 733003.

‌Keele University is classed an exempt charity, meaning that it is able to benefit from Gift Aid on certain donations. If you are a UK taxpayer, your gift may qualify for tax benefits and would increase the value of your gift to us at no extra cost to you.

If you make a “Gift Aid Declaration” on the donation form, online or over the phone, HM Revenue and Customs will increase your gift to us by 25p for every £1 you give. For example, if you donate £100 to Keele University, we can claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125.

If you pay a higher rate of tax, you may be able to reclaim the difference between the basic rate and higher rate of tax on the gift value via your self-assessment tax return.

For further information on Gift Aid, please see the document below or visit

Download, complete and return this declaration form (PDF, 105k) so that Keele University can claim Gift Aid on your donation

Keele is always on the lookout for alumni or friends of the University who are working in a wide range of careers to support current students who are about to embark on life after Keele. If you are interested in mentoring a student, offering an internship or work placement, or coming back to Keele to be a guest speaker or to attend a networking event, then we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Emma Gregory ( in Alumni HQ.

For further information about the opportunities that Alumni Circles can provide, please visit our Alumni pages.

Philanthropic gifts from individuals, trusts, foundations and organisations play a vital role in university life and enables universities to do more, as detailed on these pages. Keele University seeks and accepts such gifts in accordance with guidelines produced by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), of which Keele is a member. As such, the University subscribes to the following guidelines:

In addition to the above CASE guidelines, Keele University also adheres to its own Code of Practice for Ethical Fundraising.

For further information regarding donations to Keele University, please contact Campaigns and Development on 01782 733003.