Making a Difference Together

Donating towards The Greatest Need is the most valuable way that you can support the University. Gifts of this type are unrestricted in nature, meaning the University can direct them towards the areas that are most in need of additional funding.

Thank you for helping us to make a difference. You can read more about some of the fantastic projects you have supported below.

Thanks to the Greatest Need ...

Rehabilitation for sufferers of long Covid

Inspiration for the future – rehabilitation for sufferers of long Covid

Researchers from the Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine Research centre, with support from the Greatest Need Fund, have trialled a low cost, home-based treatment that could help sufferers of long Covid recover quickly and fully. Read more...

Diversifying Swansea’s sea defences

Local adaptation to climate change: diversifying Swansea’s sea defences

Donations from alumni and friends are supporting a project that involves the local community in developing the sea defences of the future, to encourage biodiversity in an area heavily populated by both residents and tourists. To keep houses and people safe, humans build infrastructures such as breakwaters and sea walls. As a result, we create what’s known as coastal squeeze: we reduce the transition area between the water and the land.

Why is this a problem?

Nature-based solutions

Nature-based solutions – aiding recovery from the pandemic

With support from The Greatest Need Fund, Researchers at Swansea University Department of Biosciences are establishing a new outreach project to connect school children with nature in the post-pandemic world. Around 700 school pupils across 20 primary schools in South Wales and Uganda will be directly involved in the project which aims to enhance well-being through immersion in nature, promote intercultural exchange and understanding, and inspire appreciation of local wildlife and support conservation efforts. Read more...