Fundraise for us

Did you know you and your friends can raise money for University research just by doing something fun?


Why support research?

Research leads to an expansion of knowledge; discoveries of new medical treatments and cures; developing new ideas and approaches. Without research, we would be unable to progress in medicine, international relations, education and freedom of religion.

Research is the process of finding our future - on a global scale.

Why support Birmingham?

For more than a century, research from our University has created a major impact on the city, the region and the world. Our early research has had a lasting impact on lives, culture, industry and society: our current research continues to create innovative, grounded and enduring solutions to some of the world’s biggest issues.

We are committed to finding solutions to global challenges, including water sustainability, heart disease and the development of our future leaders.

Whether your donation is £1 or £500,000, 100% of your donation will go to the cause you choose.

Please see our current projects page for the full range of research that you can support.

Claire O'Sullivan

Head of Alumni Relations

“We're open to any ideas people might have, whether they're tried and tested or something more original. This is a brilliant way for our alumni and other supporters to raise money and enjoy themselves at the same time.”

How to be a part of Community Fundraising

The best part of community fundraising is that everything is completely your choice: what type of event, when, where and for what cause.

Whether it’s a once in a lifetime challenge or a bake sale in the office, every effort counts and will have a transformative impact globally.

Take a look at our Fundraise for Us Pack for tips and ideas on how to make your fundraising successful.

  • Lost for Inspiration? Check out our A-Z fundraising ideas.
  • Not sure how to host an event? Follow our five simple steps.
  • How does JustGiving work? We have a step-by-step guide to setting up your own page and also how to set up JustTextGiving.
  • Questions about the legal side of fundraising? We’ve got it covered.

You can use Just Giving to set up a fundraising page for any other events that you are taking part in.

To find out more about fundraising for Birmingham, please contact the Development Office at or +44 (0)121 414 8895.