How to contact us
LSE Advancement

Houghton Street



Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7361


Funding support

LSE Advancement aims to support LSE staff in securing funding from external philanthropic sources. With the contacts and resources to access international funders, the Major Gifts team works with individual donors, and the Foundation Partnerships team works with trusts and foundations.

For fundraising enquiries related to Foundation Partnerships, individual contacts have been allocated to departments and centres across the School, listed here. 

The office has the expertise and sector knowledge to meet the needs of academics at all levels - from those seeking only a helpful tweak to their project proposals, to those with no experience of philanthropic funding at all. Below are some of the services we provide:


  • Identifying potential funders for projects
  • Conducting background research on funders
  • Providing institutional context regarding LSE's relationship with funders


  • Creating and editing proposals
  • Providing supportive cover letters from appropriate LSE authorities


  • Creating and editing project budgets
  • Advising on format
  • Calculating costs and figures
  • Dealing with full economic costing

Application practicalities

Use of appropriate contacts

  • Advising on necessary forms and documentation
  • Providing support regarding proper process and procedures


  • Managing the cultivation and stewardship of donors
  • Coordinating reporting duties

In addition to the philanthropic individuals and institutions that LSE Advancement deals with, LSE has a robust network of departments committed to supporting staff seeking many types of funding.