UCL 2034


Philanthropic giving

Principal theme: Financing our ambitions

By the end of January 2016, £165 million had been raised towards the Campaign for UCL, with gifts of nearly £15.6 million being agreed since October 2015.


Proceeds from the plastic bag levy is funding UCL dementia research

A major success has been the pledging by a coalition of major UK retailers, led by Iceland, to donate the funds received from the new carrier bag levy towards the new UCL Dementia Research Institute.

In February, the UCL Development and Alumni Relations Office undertook a wide range of activities to disseminate within UCL the campaign themes and branding, including the launch of the social media campaign #UCLheroes. This year, UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) also received a philanthropic gift of £60 million to realise the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children. The UCL Institute of Child Health and GOSH have together been at the forefront of rare diseases research and clinical care. This new centre, due to open in London in 2018, will further develop a world-leading centre of excellence to tackle some of the most challenging scientific questions, enabling our scientists and clinicians to diagnose more accurately, treat and cure children and young people with rare diseases.


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