Support Morley

Morley has a long and proud tradition of fundraising. Our founder Emma Cons first secured support from Liberal MP Samuel Morley to fund evening classes at the Royal Victoria Theatre, the Old Vic, in the early 1880’s.

As the founding benefactor of the College, Samuel Morley was a well-known philanthropist who inspired others to invest to provide accessible learning to working men and women on an equal basis, establishing the charitable remit of the College which continues to this day.

establish Morley as one of the UK’s foremost centres for life-long learning. Now as a three centre college, that same spirit continues as we embrace significant new fundraising opportunities across all three Teaching Centres, in Waterloo, North Kensington and Chelsea.

Founding benefactor of the College, Samuel Morley

The Morley Development Network

Learn about our supporter base of long standing friends, opinion formers and change makers from throughout the creative industries and our local community.

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Capital Development Projects

Read more about our ambitious plans for each of our centres.

Funding New Projects

Read more about our plans to develop new projects both College-wide and at each Centre, through grant funding, corporate sponsorship and in-kind support

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Morley Student Bursary

Learn more about our plans to develop the scale and scope of Morley College Bursaries including the Morley Student Bursary Fund to ensure open access to study from local communities adjacent to all three centres;

Legacies and Bequests

Read about how the generosity of former student gifts to Morley in the form of Legacies & Bequests are so appreciated and contribute to our future growth.

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For further information about the Morley Development Network and all fundraising initiatives at Morley, please contact:

Matthew Cunningham
Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer