1. RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage Bursaries
The RAISE programme offers a limited number of discounted bursaries for arts, culture and heritage sector development professional and fundraisers. Our bursaries are now OPEN.
To apply, you must be an individual fundraiser or be working for an organisation in a fundraising capacity within the arts, culture & heritage sector. Please notice that in line with the programme’s aims, we will give priority to those individuals based outside Greater London.
You should also meet at least one of the three criteria below:
- BAME: Anyone self-identifying as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background.
- Early career arts, cultural & heritage sector fundraisers: Anyone who is in their first five years of fundraising career.
- Small and medium charities: Organisations with an annual turnover (contributed and earned income) up to £750,000. Priority will be given to those organisations with an annual turnover (contributed and earned income) up to £250,000.
These bursaries have been made possible thanks to the Arts Council England funding, so it is important you or your organisation provide activities that are to engage or benefit people mainly in England.
2. IoF Scotland Qualifications Bursaries
The Institute of Fundraising Scotland Executive Committee recognise the importance of professional development amongst our members, and are happy to offer bursaries for qualifications.
There are a limited number of bursaries available and applications from qualifying IoF members will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must hold current Associate or Full Individual membership of the Institute of Fundraising and have done so for a minimum one year if undertaking the Certificate or a minimum of three years if undertaking the Diploma.
Please see the Qualification Bursary Guidelines for the full criteria.
How to apply
Applicants should apply by sending a CV and cover letter detailing their eligibility and specifying their intended qualification. Please send your applications directly to IoF Scotland by emailing email@example.com.
3. IoF South West Regional Group Qualifications Bursaries
The IoF South West Regional Group is offering Academy Training Bursaries for IoF members wanting to achieve the Certificate or Diploma in Fundraising. We will cover a third of the price of the Certificate and a quarter of the price of the Diploma.
For details on either of these courses please click here
For an application form for either of these bursaries, you can download here or for more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. IoF Academy Central Qualifications Bursaries
Following the success of Regional and National bursaries, the IoF is delighted to be able to offer IoF Individual members a limited number of bursary places on our qualification courses.
These awards are based on an assessment of financial need and will take into account the financial circumstances of the charity and the case of the individual fundraiser. Bursaries are only awarded to fundraisers who, in the opinion of the IoF, will benefit from and contribute greatly to their organisation and the cause it represents.
Bursaries are awarded up to a value of £250 per successful candidate for the Certificate in Fundraising, up to a value of £350 per successful candidate for the Diploma in Fundraising and up to a value of £400 per successful candidate for the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising. Please note only current IoF Individual members are eligible for IoF bursaries. The number of bursaries available depends on the course. Up to two are available for each qualification course; only one bursary will be awarded per organisation per course.
Regional and Special Interest Groups may also offer discretionary financial support to their members – please contact these groups for more information on this funding.
The application process for Academy Training Bursaries is managed by the IoF Academy itself. Please be aware that not all bursary applications are successful and the decisions of the Academy and IoF Groups are final and not subject to appeal.
Please note only current IoF Individual members are eligible for IoF bursaries. Students will only be awarded one bursary to help towards the cost of their course and only one bursary will be awarded per organisation per course. Please note bursaries are not currently awarded for IoF qualification courses online.
Completion of Application form
The application form seeks to establish the financial circumstances of the organisation, and will contain a written personal summary. If applicable, the IoF Academy will forward the application form to the relevant regional/national and/or interest groups.
To apply, complete the Bursary Application Form and return via email only to email@example.com.
Please note the busaries are awarded up to a value of £250 per successful candidate for the Certificate in Fundraising, up to a value of £350 per successful candidate for the Diploma in Fundraising and up to a value of £400 per successful candidate for the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising. Preference will be given to small charities (with an income of under £1mil) and self funding individuals. The application deadline is 6 weeks before the start date* of the qualification you are applying for.
*The start date refers to the first face to face teaching date of the qualification
The Academy Team and (if applicable) the regional/national and/or interest groups will assess all bursary applications. This may involve the regional or national group, and/or interviewing applicants over the telephone to review the applicant’s details and to ensure the information has been correctly interpreted and the assessment has been fair.
Once a decision has been reached, applicants will be informed by the IoF Academy of the outcome, and (if successful) the value of their award. Successful applicants are then required to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Bursary before it is awarded.
Bursaries are only valid for 12 months from the date awarded.
If you require any further information, please call the Professional Development team on 020 7840 1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org