Giving to Greenwich

Join our growing community of supporters who empower and enable our students to seize every opportunity possible.

A legacy of giving

Our founder, Francis Didden, believed that reforming education would improve the lives and prospects of the local poor in Woolwich. Over a century later, our ambition remains to remove the barriers to education.

You can be there for our students and graduates when they need it most.

When alumni and friends come together to support Greenwich, they change lives. Your donation will help to remove some of the financial barriers our students face as they invest in their future.

Students encounter many challenges in the 21st Century, including increased living costs and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. At Greenwich, a high proportion of our students come from under-represented backgrounds, including students from state schools; who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity; and who are mature, which means additional challenges.

Many of our students juggle study with part-time work and family commitments that can make it harder for them to experience university life to the fullest. With limited resources, any unexpected cost can land students in genuine financial hardship leaving them less money and time to dedicate to their study and extracurricular activities that are vital to their experience.

Students can also miss out on the additional support of networks many of us use in our careers, especially if they are the first in their family to go to university or are unable to make those networks here at Greenwich.

Although Greenwich offers financial support to our students – from scholarships to hardship funding – to make sure every students has the full Greenwich experience, we need your support. This is where your time and generosity can make a big difference:

  • £25 could provide a student with emergency groceries
  • £50 could help pay for five Students’ Union society membership
  • £100 could give a student access to sports and extracurricular activities
  • £200 could fund projects that make an impact on the wider the community
  • £500 could ensure students get ahead in the job market, covering costs for work placements such as transport, lunch and supplies
  • £1,000 could provide a bursary to a student from a low-income background to continue their study

Choose how your gift will make a difference.

Greenwich Student Fund: Giving Greenwich students an education without boundaries

At Greenwich, we want to support our students to achieve their ambitions. We understand that students don’t just learn in the classroom, but from the people they meet and the activities they take part in – all of this has a lot of positive outcomes. This gives students skills for future employment, improves physical and mental wellbeing, helps find friends for life, enhances their university experience and is a great way to try something new.

The Greenwich Student Fund provides this vital help to students who, through no fault of their own, are struggling to have the full Greenwich experience.

In collaboration with Greenwich Students’ Union, this fund will help more students to access academic communities that help students who need additional support such as student parents and commuter, mature and disabled students, as well as make sure all students who want to can participate in societies and sports.

  • £12 can make sure four students can join the LGBTQ+ society
  • £25 can provide emergency funding for groceries
  • £110 can give a student access to the gym for a year
  • £300 can help the women’s football team to buy group uniforms
  • £500 can provide sports equipment to the hockey team

Your donation makes an impact to the retention of students in their degree, reduce loneliness and isolation, and helps students to develop skills that will benefit them now and in the years to come.

Donate now.

Scholarships and Prizes: Give someone the chance to come to Greenwich

Choosing to go to university can be a daunting decision. And we know that it is difficult to make important life decisions when you feel restricted by financial worries.

Students must consider how they will pay for their accommodation and living costs. They may also be the first in their family to go to university and not feel confident that they are making the right choice.

Through one of our established scholarships or numerous bursaries and awards, Greenwich is able to provide our students with peace of mind. This type of gift can be transformational and nurture future talent.

When bright, capable people miss out on university and other life-changing opportunities, there is a much higher cost to society – which is why we need your help. Your donation helps outstanding students access education and recognises their achievements along the way regardless of financial constraints.

Donate to our Scholarships and Prizes.

If you would like to establish a new scholarship or extend one of our existing scholarships to additional students, please contact Mary Davies, Head of Alumni and Development.

Sanctuary Scholarship

Refugee students have often been displaced from their homeland due to war or other dangerous events out of their control.

Through the Sanctuary Scholarship, Greenwich is making the university a more accessible institution to forced migrants and sends a clear message: Greenwich is a global university, and we welcome everyone.

Through collaboration, the University provides a truly transformative opportunity covering tuition and accommodation costs, plus a maintenance grant for those seeking asylum or with existing refugee status in the United Kingdom.

We are proud of our international community of students, staff and alumni. We rely on the global perspectives our diverse community brings, and we do not wish to exclude anyone from Greenwich.

We currently offer two Sanctuary Scholarships to support undergraduate or postgraduate applicants. With your help, we could offer more support for students who have already gone through too much.

Donate now.

Innocence Project London

Based at Greenwich, Innocence Project London (IPL) works to raise awareness of wrongful convictions and improve the criminal justice system.

Practising lawyers work pro bono alongside law and criminology students – a service that would otherwise be billed for approximately £52,897. They work in groups to review and investigate cases of convicted individuals who have maintained their innocence but have exhausted the criminal appeals process.

The cost of supporting existing clients and reaching new ones mounts up, including the hidden costs – train tickets to visit clients in prison or paying for transporting case files. We hope to raise enough money to provide additional capacity to a project that relies on people giving their time so that innocent people might get their freedom back.


Crowdfunding seeks donations from a wide community of supporters who care about the projects. In the coming months, Greenwich will be launching a crowdfunding platform that provides students and staff the ability to fund for their creative or academic projects and ideas. Projects share Greenwich values: inclusive, collaborative and impactful.

Using the platform, students will also gain entrepreneurial and employable skills such as project management, budget management, social media, fundraising, team building, copywriting, editing, and much more.

You will have an opportunity to make a direct impact on students and staff who are seeking funding and donate to the projects you care about.

Greenwich Community Fund

We are dedicated to empowering student ambition, which is why we’ve created the Greenwich Community Fund. The fund enables a diverse range of student projects and activities designed to develop confidence and provide unique experiences and training opportunities. A collaboration with Greenwich Students’ Union, each project gives back to the Greenwich community while enhancing student employability during these uncertain times.

University is more than doing well in your studies. It is about experiences, relationships and growing as a person. Your donation will have a lasting impact on our students and the wider community.

  • During these hard times my heart goes out to those who struggle with the costs of University - some really need that extra help. Education to my wife and I is so important and we want to support where we can.

    - Eric Watts, BSc Chemistry