Over £500 million donated globally
Since 1997 we've worked to help the development and prosperity of society by supporting higher education. The money we've donated has helped provide:
- travel grants>
- support for special projects
- academic and non-academic awards
Today, 80 UK universities are part of the scheme, with over 1,020 worldwide.
Find out more about Santander Universities
The Discovery Project
In 2016, we launched our new community investment programme called The Discovery Project to help 1 million people over the next five years.
The programme will support skills, knowledge and innovation projects through three areas:
Explorer - to help people learn about the world around them
Transformer - to guide people through work-focused support and training
Changemaker - to support community projects and fund innovations that help society
We will expand our existing successful work in employment, education and enterprise and create new initiatives that together will aim to inspire people to have the confidence to make the most of the future.
Read more about our support for communities in the CSR reporting section.