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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 Philanthropy and Global Engagement.

Responsibility for fundraising

No individual, centre or department should request a donation on their own initiative without first consulting LSE Philanthropy and Global Engagement 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

Our alumni, friends and partners are very important to us and we value the relationship we have with you. You are valued members of the wider LSE community and we aim to keep you up to date with School and community news, events, opportunities and benefits through our tailored communications. We want to ensure you only receive contact from LSE that is appropriate and relevant to you and your interests, via your preferred communication channels. 

The London School of Economics and Political Science ("LSE" or "School") is registered at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller of personal data.  We are committed to the safety and security of your personal data and to compliance with the Data Protection Act of 1998. 

LSE Philanthropy and Global Engagement is a division of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). LSE is the data controller for the purposes of data protection legislation and will safeguard and process your personal data in accordance with such legislation. For further information about the way LSE Philanthropy and Global Engagement processes personal data please refer to our Privacy Statement at The personal data we hold is used for a range of alumni activities and to further LSE’s strategic aims and legitimate interests by encouraging non-financial and financial support for LSE. This includes fundraising programmes via post, telephone and email. If you do not wish your information to be used in this way or you have any questions about the information we hold about you, please contact LSE Philanthropy and Global Engagement at: