Other areas

Supporting the University’s strategic priorities, or giving in line with your personal interest and expertise, can help us shape the future of Bristol.

Unrestricted funds

Unrestricted gifts are used by the University to support the projects that we consider to be most deserving and impactful. In 2018-19, alumni and friends gave £1.4 million to our unrestricted funds, and this money is being used to invest in the student experience, share our unique archives with local and national audiences, and fund new visiting professorships.

Read more about the impact of unrestricted gifts from our supporters.

Your priority area

We regularly work with donors to ensure gifts reflect their priority areas and the strategic goals of the University.

Examples include:

  • The creation of the John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production, focused on addressing issues of food security and training the next generation of vets and agriculturists. The John Oldacre Foundation has supported work at the Bristol Veterinary School for almost 20 years. 
  • Visionary partnership with Professor John Climax to create a new team for Academic Research Quality, with a focus on improving the rigour of scientific research and developing strategies to improve research quality and training. 
  • A transformative gift from the Perivoli Trust to create the Perivoli Africa Research Centre, which will develop and expand our interdisciplinary research in Africa, in partnership with universities, charities, agencies and governments in that continent. 
Pictured: Dr Isabella Aboderin, Perivoli Chair in Africa Research and Partnerships.
Read more about her story here.

Make a donation

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Supporting our projects

The generosity of our donors provided £1.4m for projects across the University in 2020. 

How you can help

To discuss your priority area, contact Rob Grimes, Head of Major Gifts: rob.grimes@bristol.ac.uk.

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