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 'Fundraising, compliance & ethics: how to ask and tackle difficult questions' event. Applicants must work or live more than 10 miles away from Arnolfini, Bristol, where the event will be hosted.

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 


Fundraising Convention 

RAISE enabled ten arts, culture and heritage fundraisers to attend Fundraising Convention 2019. Most of RAISE awardees are early-career fundraisers working in small charities and are representing diverse art forms including heritage, museums, music, and performing arts. They also come from diverse locations in England, including Portsmouth, Tunbridge Wells, Hulme, Coventry, Heckington, Nottingham, Durham, York and Oxford.

During three days of Convention we shared the common joys and challenges of raising funds in the arts, culture and heritage sector, and learned from the wider sector.

Read one of our RAISE bursary awardees blog about Fundraising Convention 2018 

Watch the official highlights video of Fundraising Convention 2018

SAVE THE DATE: FUNDRAISING CONVENTION 2019 (1st - 3rd July, The Barbican, London).

Details for Fundraising Convention 2019 coming soon.


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. 

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