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Our Impact

£93 million


£25.4 million

for research

£1.7 million received

in legacies

Over 2,300 students


Thank you

The aim of the York Unlimited campaign is to bring together our global community of staff, students, friends, alumni, and the people and businesses of our city, to transform lives and to connect you to projects that enable brilliant minds to break barriers, overcome limitations and think differently to solve the challenges of the world today.

The generosity of our donors and volunteers, when many of you have experienced personal challenges, continues to amaze us. We are delighted to celebrate the gifts you have made to the campaign, which include more than £93m in donations and 96,000 in volunteering hours in support of students and research at the University of York. Together, there are no limits to what we can achieve.

Thank you for your incredible support and generosity. 

- Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President

Read your impact report 2021


Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President

The York Opportunity scholarship has made a world of difference to my time at university. It has provided me with the freedom to focus on and enjoy my studies at The University of York and I couldn't imagine my time here without it.

Oscar Goefron, BEng Electronics, York Opportunity Scholarship

Your impact reports

Your Impact Report 2020/21

Just some of the highlights of what York Unlimited has achieved over the last 12 months, thanks to your support and generosity.

Your Impact Report 2019/20

Catch up with our first year successes and what incredible milestones we hit in the year we launched.

2021 highlights

Enabling students to shine

This year over 14,000 donors have supported 2,300 students with scholarships and bursaries.

Developing a Mentally Fit York

Our Giving Day event in November 2020 and the virtual Great York Walk challenge in spring 2021 have raised an additional £41,870 for the fund.

Creating Lasting Legacies

So far over £1.7m has been received from the estates of alumni and friends and it is having a huge impact across campus.

Connecting our community through Volunteering

Over 3,000 alumni volunteers have contributed over 96,000 volunteer hours to the University and we now have 60 Regional Coordinators from 30 regions.

Opening new research facilities

In the last year you have raised £25.4 million for research and we have completed the build of two new research facilities.

How You Can Get Involved

You can make a difference; help us continue our philanthropic tradition by getting involved today:

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