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Philanthropy has been central and fundamental to the success of the University since its foundation, being built on gifts and bequests from our Founders, associates and the City of Chester. As a registered charity, this type of philanthropic support is becoming all the more important to continuing to achieve our Mission, and your support now will ensure that we can do so for generations to come.

We can do this again now, but we need your support to achieve it.

Our vision is that all students who attend the University of Chester have the very best experience, and that alumni and supporters can directly contribute to this vision. We want the students of today to be telling stories for years to come of their positive, valuable and life-affirming time here at the University, just like the stories we hear from many of you, our alumni and supporters, about your time here at Chester.


Making a donation or gift:

Online: You can make a one-off or regular gift to the University via the Charities Aid Foundation. Your donation is completely secure, and you can specify how your donation is to be used.



By Cheque: We appreciate that not everyone wishes to donate or make a gift online, and we are delighted to accept donations by cheque. Please make these payable to 'University of Chester' and, if applicable, let us know how you would like your donation to be used, and post to:

Development and Alumni Relations Office

University of Chester

Parkgate Road





Gift Aid: As a Registered Charity, the University is able to claim an extra 25% on top of your donation, all of which will go your intended cause within the University. If you are donating by post, we would be grateful if you could also download this form, complete it and post with your cheque, so that we can give even more opportunities to our students.


Chester Forever

If you are thinking if leaving the University a Gift in your Will, or in memory of a loved one with a connection to Chester, do visit our Leave a Legacy page  for more information.


Other ways to give:

You can find out about giving your time here, and sharing your talents here.