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Key partners

The Philanthropy team build relationships with companies, trusts and foundations and other charitable funders to support our philanthropic priorities.

Below are examples of our key partners who the Philanthropy team are the main University contact for; however, this list is not exhaustive. If you are looking to approach any charitable organisation for funding, then please get in touch with us first and we can advise what support we are able to offer.

  • The Access Foundation
  • Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
  • Dunelm
  • Fluor Limited
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Group 1 Automotive
  • ICF
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • The Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre
  • Peter Harrison Foundation
  • The Rosetrees Trust
  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
  • Santander Universities
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Stoneygate Trust
  • Triumph Motorcycles Limited
  • The Waterloo Foundation
  • The Wolfson Foundation

Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations provide charitable grant funding similar to Research Council funders, except the money and intention is philanthropic in nature. This provides a greater degree of flexibility for the grant holder and means producing an application that resonates with a broad spectrum of readers. The Trust and Foundations lead in the Philanthropy team can work with you in identifying a potential funder(s) if the project has applicability, help you to put together an application, as well as manage the relationship with a funder. Projects can range from PhD’s with practical outcomes, to more on-the-ground programmes and initiatives. Please get in touch with the Team or to discuss charitable grants as an option for your project.