Corporate Support

There are a variety of ways in which your company can help support priority projects at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Corporate partners of Manchester Metropolitan University can benefit in many ways whilst helping to provide opportunities for talented students.

We want to help you inspire staff engagement with our priority projects through our awareness-raising campaigns, staff and customer fundraising, sponsorship opportunities.

Corporate Prizes

Companies can choose to fund student prizes in departments or faculties linked to their profession or business or aligned to their Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

The Ede & Ravenscroft Scholarships

To mark Ede & Ravenscroft's 300 year anniversary, in 1989, The Ede & Ravenscroft Academic Prize for Excellence was established to provide financial assistance to students to help them excel in their chosen field.

Ede & Ravenscroft are now generously supporting The Ede & Ravenscroft Scholarship for ten talented and deserving students in financial need. We are truly grateful for their continued support.

"I am so thankful to Ede & Ravenscroft for this outstanding Scholarship. Their generosity astounds me; the fact that they support students like me, helping up us to thrive in our chosen fields. This Scholarship is more than just merely financial support for me, it is recognition of my success and a reminder that no matter what start I got in life, I can succeed."

Peter Bokor, BA (Hons) Education Studies, Ede & Ravenscroft Scholar 2018

"I am so pleased and grateful to have been awarded this Scholarship. It has eased the financial burden of full-time education allowing me to focus more on my studies in my first year. Thank you so much to Ede & Ravenscroft for your support."

Lily Dearman, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Ede & Ravenscroft Scholar 2018

"Returning to academia from full-time employment can be daunting. Receiving this Scholarship solidifies my academic worth and eases my financial worries, meaning I can focus on achieving the best grades possible."

Elijah MacBean, BA (Hons) English Literature & Creative Writing, Ede & Ravenscroft Scholar 2017

"I would just like to thank Ede & Ravenscroft and the University for their support. It really is comforting to know that hard work and tenacity are being recognized and rewarded. The Scholarship is definitely an amazing opportunity, but being able to represent the passionate and aspiring students at Manchester Metropolitan University is truly an honour."

Sinmi Labisi, BA (Hons) Combined Philosophy & Sociology and Ede & Ravenscroft Scholar 2017

Corporate sponsorship

There are a variety of ways in which your company can help support priority projects at Manchester Metropolitan University. Funding world-leading and internationally excellent research that transforms lives and has far-reaching benefits to the economy and society.

Getting staff involved

An increasing number of employers are using charitable giving as part of successful employee relations programmes. This could include:

Offer a paid placement or encourage staff to become mentors

Your organisation can offer paid placements or encourage staff to become a mentor to provide current students with the experience, knowledge and expertise to get ahead and develop the skills they need for the workplace, before they graduate. 

Tax-effective giving for corporate gifts

Your company can receive tax benefits from making gifts to charity. As an educational institution, Manchester Metropolitan University has charity status; it is an ‘exempt charitable body’ and so does not have a registered charity number.

For further information about tax-effective giving to the University by a company, please go to the HMRC website.

Top 10 for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Manchester Metropolitan is one of the ten leading universities in the UK for developing partnerships with small and medium-sized businesses. Read more about our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

Charitable Status

Manchester Metropolitan University has charitable status as an exempt charity under Schedule 2 to the Charities Act 1993 (amended by the Charities Act 2006).

The University is subject to charity legislation but is not required to register with the Charity Commission and is not regulated by it. As an exempt charity, the University does not have a registered charity number.

Exempt charities are entitled to exactly the same financial benefits as registered charities.

Visit HMRC for more information

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