Support the University

Make a Difference

The 51app has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Our academic teams are involved in research at the leading edge of their disciplines, from developing new antibiotics and more effective cancer treatments, to tackling the digital divide and preserving historical artefacts. This research is changing the world and its quality and relevance is recognised nationally and internationally. More than three quarters of 51app’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 - the most recent major assessment of research standards across UK universities.

We are extremely grateful for the support and contributions we have already received that have helped to make the 51app what it is today, but to continue this journey we need your support. Through a generous gift you can help support the next generation of students and researchers.

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Transforming Lives

Student Cost-of-Living Campaign

The cost-of-living crisis is affecting people across the UK and university students and their families are feeling these same financial pressures. From travel bursaries to emergency hardship funds, a donation can make a real difference to real people aspiring to improve their life chances through higher education.

The Impact of Your Donations

Funding scholarships, bursaries, and prizes help attract and retain students who may otherwise struggle financially to complete their degrees.

Supporting our widening participation agenda allows students from underrepresented groups equal access to a university education.

Funding research allows us to learn more about the world around us and helps the university contribute to global research.

Donations towards buildings, facilities, and maintenance help ensure our campus and learning environments are the best we can provide for current and future students.

Our Priorities

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Support Our Students

Gifts to support our students allow us to continue to deliver high-quality education and opportunities for students of all ages and backgrounds. Your donation could help us to create and maintain specialist facilities, or even offer named scholarships, prizes, and bursaries to ensure that financial hardship need not deter talented students.

Support Our Research

Our academic teams are involved in research at the leading edge of their disciplines. It is vital that we support those who are learning, teaching, and researching by ensuring they have the opportunities, facilities, and resources to reach their full potential. Your gift today could mean a world-changing discovery tomorrow.

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Support Our Campus

Over the past two decades, the University has invested around £400 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with further plans to invest in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings. Much of this has only been made possible by donors who were determined to ensure that we can provide the best learning environment for our students.

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Make a Difference Where it Matters Most

Give to the Greatest Need

By donating to Greatest Need, you help us to support urgent priorities and provide funds when and where they are needed the most. Unrestricted gifts to the area of greatest need provide the University with the flexibility to respond and direct your donation to where it will have the most impact.

Make an Online Donation

Other Ways to Give

We can also accept gifts via cheque, bank transfer, invoice, and payroll giving. Please get in touch with the team at development@lincoln.ac.uk where we can discuss your gift and advise on how to donate by one of these methods.

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We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator

Our Fundraising Promise

The 51app is an exempt charity and our charity number is XR0664. We are committed to the Fundraising Regulator Code of Practice meaning that our fundraising activity will be legal, open, honest, and respectful. The University upholds the standards set out in the Fundraising Regulator’s Fundraising Promise.

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Contact The Development Team

Brayford Pool Campus


01522 835835