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The Braduate Fund


"Thank you so much to the people who donate to the Braduate Fund. Your donations today means that students in a desperate situation can 'live'  and continue their studies in order to contribute to a better brighter society tomorrow. Thank you." 

Anonymous Mature Student, Hardship Recipient

Supporting the next generation of Bradford students

The Braduate Fund is the University's annual appeal which seeks the philanthropic support of its alumni, staff and friends to support projects which enhance the student experience and that would otherwise not receive funding. Through the generosity of alumni, staff and friends funds are available to enable us to respond quickly and appropriately to the areas of greatest student need at Bradford. Supporters make a commitment to donate knowing that their gifts of money or time will make a real difference to the student experience at Bradford. We also ask alumni to volunteer their time, skills and expertise to support projects.

Why is your help needed?

Annual gifts are essential to enable exciting student projects and plans to become a reality. Regular, committed support through the Braduate Fund helps us to plan for the future. The collaborative impact of many combined gifts and donors is truly transformational.

How is the Fund allocated?

The Braduate Fund Disbursement Committee (whose members represent students, faculties, staff and alumni) allocate the funds. Where donors have specified how they would like their gift to be used, the Committee will follow the preference of the donor. The Committee normally meets in April and October each year to consider applications and approve grants.

Case Studies

You can find out more about how gifts from our alumni make an impact in our community and beyond below;

  • Hardship Fund case study
  • Cycling 4 All case study
  • Swimming club case study
  • RamAir case study

How you can donate

There are a number of ways you can make a donation to the Braduate Fund:

  • Donate online via the Bradford Connect Portal - this can be a one-off donation or a regular donation
  • Donate by Direct Debit. Complete the Direct Debit Donation Form and return to the address below.
  • Give by cheque, made payable to "University of Bradford" and write ‘Braduate Fund – D9134-10099’ on the back of the cheque. Please return it to us at the address below, along with a copy of our Braduate Fund gift form.

Alumni and Development Team, Mezz 10, Richmond Building, University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK.

Please remember to complete the Gift Aid section of the form if you pay UK Income or Capital Gains Tax. This will allow us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. Please note that you must pay tax at least equal to the amount claimed by the charity in the appropriate tax year.

Thank you for your valued support!

If you have any queries or require more information please contact our team on +44 (0)1274 23 5179, or e-mail