The Development Fund





The Development Fund exists to provide life changing opportunities, to champion ground-breaking research and to ensure the best possible student experience. Supporting the Development Fund not only supports your University, but also transforms the lives of its students and creates pathways for the next generation. Since 2009, the University has received over £2million in charitable donations through support from the University's alumni and friends, creating opportunities and changing lives.

The Development Fund has four core support functions - click below to learn more about each area and what support from our donors, friends and partners has acheived.

​Social Ju​stice​​

Though support, we have been able to provide access to higher education for people from all backgrounds who have the talent, motivation and potential to succeed. The Development Fund provides scholarships and bursaries to assist these students and a hardship fund for when they find themselves in financial crisis. Our disability, counselling, careers and financial advisory services can then provide the stability and emotional support our students need to acheive their academic potential and securing them a better future. Donate today to transform lives.

Life Changing Research

The majority of our research is applied meaning that it is 'practical' in its application and therefore directly changing lives. Donations are currently funding groundbreaking biomedical research into a way that Manuka honey can improve outcomes for children with Cystic Fibrosis and the use of ​3D printing to transform the quality of life for women with breast cancer​. Donate todayto make a difference.


By providing our students with a range of extra-curricular opportunities we hope to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that will enable them to impact on their chosen profession or pathway. ​Donate today to create a better future.


The Development Fund supports campus improvements that benefit the wider community such as our open access library and gym at each campus.​ ​In fact, over 2,500 local children use the sports facilities every week during term time on the Cyncoed Campus. Donate today to keep Cardiff Met at the heart of the Community.