Diversity Access Fund

Increasing the diversity of the fundraising profession is a key priority for the IoF. We have launched our first Access Fund, to enable a wider diversity of fundraisers to attend Convention.

Are you a fundraiser who self-identifies as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, as LGBT+ or as disabled? Then you can apply.

Applications are now closed!

*Please note bursaries are also available via RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage programme. 


Thank you to our Access Fund supporters

The Institute of Fundraising has set up a Diversity Access Fund to ensure that Fundraising Convention is a place for everyone. The Access Fund is ensuring that more BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers are able to attend Fundraising Convention this year. We would like to thank our generous corporate supporters and all individual supporters for supporting the Diversity Access Fund.

Thank you to:

Blackbaud, Fastmap, Home Fundraising, Nisa Local, Think Consulting Solutions

Diversity Access Fund supporters 


Access Fund - donate to support more fundraisers at Convention

We’ve been so moved by the support for our Diversity Access Fund announcement that we're launching our first ever crowdfunder. If you believe that everybody belongs at Convention, please donate now to help us provide more bursaries!

The fund will pay for fundraisers from across the UK to attend Convention - covering the cost of their tickets, travel and accommodation.

Fundraising Convention should be a place for everyone, so the Institute of Fundraising Diversity Access Fund has been set up to support attendance by BAME, disabled and LGBT+ fundraisers.