Become a Major Donor

Join us on our mission to recognise potential and create opportunities.


For over 100 years the Salters’ Institute, through its unique approach of contextual chemistry, has engaged with and inspired young people to be our future chemists and leaders in industry.

As we continue to change young people’s lives, we want the future of chemistry and its related sciences to reflect the diversity of society and to be inclusive and accessible to all. We work to increase social mobility, to reach out to under-served audiences and increase active engagement and involvement in chemistry. We recognise and celebrate young people’s achievements and support them so they can succeed and reach their potential.

We define a major supporter as someone who pledges or makes a donation of £5,000 or more. When you make a major gift, we would be delighted to work with you and shape a philanthropic journey that is tailored to your interests and guide you to where your support could have the most impact.


A major gift can:
  • inspire a generation of young people to be confident in chemistry and related sciences
  • enable us to reach out to more young people, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds
  • give young people access to chemistry and be part of the opportunities that the Salters’ Institute can offer.
A major gift to the Salters’ Institute by an individual or a family can transform lives.

A major gift to the Salters’ Institute by an individual or a family can transform lives.

Our Impact

Every year, the Salters' Institute engages with thousands of young learners in the United Kingdom and across the world.

  • 1,011

    11-14 year old learners actively use our innovative, online Chemistry Club since its launch in 2021.

  • 58,864

    participants aged 11-14 years old have taken part in a Salters' Festival of Chemistry since their launch in 1991.

  • 352

    Graduate Awards have been awarded to exceptional final-year undergraduates studying chemistry or chemical engineering since 1990.

What you can expect from us

We believe in building strong relationships with our major supporters and are committed to you seeing the impacts of your generosity.

When you make a major gift we will:

  • make sure that your donation is having maximum impact in an area of our work that suits you and your interests
  • provide you with regular updates, impact reports and personalised communications in a way that you prefer to be communicated
  • recognise your gift in a way that works for you
  • offer you the opportunity to see our work in action and meet key staff.


To find out more about the pivotal role you can play, please contact the Head of Development, Anna-Maria Mullen at [email protected] or on her direct line at 0207 382 4646.

Make your gift go further

If you are a higher rate tax UK taxpayer, your donation could be worth more and cost you less. Gift Aid adds 25% to your donation. As a higher-rate taxpayer you can reclaim the difference between the 20% to the 45% tax rate, thus reducing the actual cost to you of your donation.

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Trusts and Foundations

We believe in developing strong relationships with Trusts and Foundations who share our vision.

We will work closely with you to ensure your charitable aims are met, and to identify projects that align with your values and objectives. We will report and provide updates that suit your needs and timescales.

We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the value of our work, and site visits and meetings can be arranged.

We would be delighted to discuss ways in which we can collaborate. For more information about how we can work together to inspire and engage young people in chemistry and related sciences, please contact the Head of Development, Anna-Maria Mullen at [email protected]  or on her direct line at 0207 382 4646.