Policies and procedures

Assessment of sources of funding

The School has had procedures in place for the ethical review of grants and donations since 2012. These procedures were revised in November 2016 and can be found here. The School also has an overarching Donations Acceptance Policy which can be found here.

Donor Charter

The Donor Charter sets out what donors to the School should expect in their relationship with LSE Advancement.

Responsibility for fundraising

No individual, centre or department should request a donation on their own initiative without first consulting LSE Advancement or the Research Division at an early stage. This does not apply to discussions with the Economic and Social Research Council and similar grant giving bodies over potential competitive bids for funds.

Charitable status

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a School of the University of London. It is a charity and is incorporated in England as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Acts (Reg no. 70527).The registered office address of the School is: The London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK; Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 7686

Data Protection

All data is held securely by LSE and is treated confidentially in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Data is not disclosed to external organisations other than agents contracted by the School directly for purposes benefiting the School or its alumni. Data is available to academic and administrative departments and recognised Alumni Association groups and is used for a range of alumni activities and to encourage non-financial and financial support for the School including fundraising programmes via post, telephone and email. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way, please contact LSE Advancement. If you wish to opt-out of telephone fundraising calls from LSE or from receiving fundraising emails from LSE please contact Advancement.Data.Entry@lse.ac.uk