RAISE Bursaries

RAISE programme offers bursaries for the IoF's Certificate in Fundraising professional qualification, the one-day Introduction to Fundraising course, Fundraising Convention, IoF's Culture Sector Network Conference, and travel bursaries for RAISE-YAF events - see further details below: 


Travel Bursaries

We are offering a limited number of travel bursaries for early-career cultural fundraisers to attend our joint events with Young Arts Fundraisers. Applicants must work or live more than 10 miles away from the event's venue.

Bursaries are up to £20 per person and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Download RAISE travel bursaries here


IoF Introduction to Fundraising

Introduction to Fundraising - Applications are now OPEN

RAISE offers a contribution of £40 towards the total cost of the course.

Download the Introduction to Fundraising bursary guidelines and application form


IoF Certificate in Fundraising professional qualification

Certificate in Fundraising - Applications are now OPEN 

RAISE bursaries for arts, culture and heritage fundraisers to undertake the Certificate in Fundraising are now open.

Find out more about the Certificate in Fundraising qualification.

Download the Certificate in Fundraising bursary guidelines and application form 


IoF Cultural Sector Network Conference 2020

Date and location to be confirmed January 2020 

The IoF Cultural Sector Network (IoF CSN) in partnership with Young Arts Fundraisers and RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage offer 20 full bursaries plus a contribution towards travel and accommodation up to £150 to attend IoF CSN Conference 2020.

The IoF CSN National Conference is the largest event of its kind for arts and heritage fundraisers in the UK. 

Bursary applications for IoF CSN Conference 2019 closed on 4 February 2019. 


Fundraising Convention 

1 - 3 July 2019, The Barbican, London 

RAISE offers bursaries to arts, culture and heritage fundraisers based in England and outside Greater London to attend Fundraising Convention 2019, Europe's largest event for the fundraising community, bringing together fundraisers from across the UK, and engaging attendees in a range of sessions each day.

The application process for 2019 closed on 13 May 2019.



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