One of the LSE 2030 Fund's great strengths is its capacity to provide flexible funding at the heart of LSE. It is well placed to respond quickly to areas of emerging need across the School - and to provide essential seed funding to innovative new projects. In recent years this has included substantial support to the School's estates programme, such as 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields - the home of economics at LSE - and the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, which is transforming campus. In the last academic year, regular giving from donors has supported School strategic priorities such as LSE’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion taskforce’s Race in the Academy programme which is investigating why so few black and ethnic minority academics are employed in LSE.
The Women's Library @ LSE
Regular giving to LSE provided the seed funding that underpinned the School's successful bid to bring the Women's Library - one of the most important collections in the world documenting women's lives - to the School. In addition to The Reading Room located in the LSE Library, a digital library opens the collection to new audiences.
Regular gifts to LSE also help the School to push the boundaries of teaching and research excellence through support of a range of projects. These include:
Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
The Annual Fund provided seed funding to help establish this ground-breaking initiative which focuses on increasing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war. The Centre, the first of its kind in Europe, is a leading academic space at LSE for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world.
Donors have also provided seed funding for the European Institute’s Generation Brexit research project which is gathering young people’s attitudes towards Brexit in order to ensure their proper representation in the process. The project is a way of crowd-sourcing ideas and opinions from young people using an online social media platform. More information the research project here.
LSE’s Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) has teamed up with international partners to create the Network in order to generate research-based knowledge and understanding of the crisis of violence and security in Latin America.