Fundraising & The Harris Bursary
From our beginnings as the Institute for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire has benefitted from the generous support from individual benefactors. Philanthropic giving continues to play a fundamental role in the development of both the University and the students we serve.
Over a third of our students come from working class homes and amongst them are individuals experiencing extreme financial or social hardship. The Harris Bursary Fund was established as a charitable fund through the University of Central Lancashire Foundation to provide emergency help and to prevent these students from dropping out of higher education. The help offered is limited but nevertheless provides much needed practical support and can be the catalyst in helping the students refocus and continue in achieving their goals. Often all that is required is help with essential study related items such as text books and computer equipment.
Over the years the Fund has been successfully awarded to help hundreds of our students in difficulty.
The Harris Bursary Fund relies heavily on charitable donations – both personal and corporate. Donations to the Fund are eligible for Gift Aid. The University of Central Lancashire Foundation has full charitable status, however, is exempt from registration under the Second Schedule to the Charities Act 1993.