Our fundraising priorities

Your donations could help fund a scholarship or bursary, provide new facilities or support our life-changing research.

Donations made to our priority fundraising projects are nurturing the talent and aspirations of young people, developing world class facilities and supporting research which will enrich lives in Wales and beyond.

These are some of the University projects that your donations help make happen.

Student support

Our student support service helps to create an environment where students believe anything is possible and opens doors to learning through schemes like the hardship fund.

Research discoveries

Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and the environment.

We want the best and brightest students to come to Cardiff University, regardless of their financial circumstances, to drive innovation and grow knowledge. With your support we can provide scholarships to doctoral students, helping them become the thought leaders of tomorrow.

Neuroscience and mental health

Your funding helps support research into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, major adult psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Cancer research

Enhancing our ability to control and cure cancers through outstanding translational research, resulting in the development of safe and effective new treatments for the benefit of current and future patients.

A new vision for the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Capitalising on the School of Journalism's relocation to a purpose-designed Central Square home, in the heart of Cardiff.

Research meets business

Supporting a translational research facility where Cardiff’s research ideas and innovations meet ‘real-world’ practice.

Immunity and inflammation research

Research into the causes of inflammation, the key to unlocking our understanding of killer diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia, arthritis and respiratory problems in new born babies.