The Chancellor's Fund

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The Chancellor’s Fund supports innovation. Funding inspiring projects that have an impact across the University and wider community.

Since its establishment in 1999, the Chancellor's Fund has played a pivotal role in enriching the lives of students, staff, and the wider University of Glasgow community. Through the generous contributions of our supporters, the fund has financed over 600 student, staff, and society-led projects, fostering a unique relationship between alumni and current members of the University.

The Chancellor's Fund, sustained solely by philanthropic donations from our community, embodies the spirit of Glasgow for Glasgow. It's about creating memorable experiences, building skills, and fostering a sense of belonging within the University. With the increasing demand on the fund, your support is essential to continue making a significant impact on our students, staff, and the broader community. 

The Chancellor's Fund supports initiatives that extend beyond the academic environment, enhancing the overall university experience. From conserving freshwater resources, and providing trainable robots, to making opera more accessible, and promoting exciting sporting activities, the fund supports 30-40 impactful projects annually. These initiatives help preserve and share our heritage while fostering new connections and learning enhancements that benefit both the University community and society at large.

Glasgow's Chancellor's Fund is distinct in its focus on projects that make the University stand out. It supports student societies, clubs, and academic endeavours that might otherwise be unattainable. By seed-funding grassroots projects, the fund enables initiatives that create lasting memories and significant impact. For example, a donation of £1000 can launch a project that unites people and strengthens our community.

From its inception, the Chancellors Fund has been integral to the University's evolution, supporting initiatives such as the Beatson Pebble Appeal, POG, James McCune Smith Scholarships, and various heritage projects, including the University's contributions to commemorating the Great War. The fund adapts to the University's changing needs while staying attuned to the aspirations of its community.

Your support of the Chancellor's fund ensures that the University of Glasgow continues to thrive as a place of innovation, inclusion, and excellence.

A gift of:

  • £30 could pay for a British Sign Language Tutor for one BSL Café working to increase awareness and understanding across campus
  • £250 could provide essential support to a student-athlete, helping them balance their academic commitments while competing at the highest levels their sport
  • £15 a month could fund an entire project, from student-led conference, printing a student magazine, leading an overseas outreach activity, or an event on campus.

By contributing, you help us provide opportunities that transform lives, create unforgettable experiences, and build a vibrant, connected community. Together, we can continue to foster a legacy of philanthropy and impact that benefits Glasgow and the world. 

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