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.

 

Application Process

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.

Click here to read the Bursary Guidelines

 

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.

Click here to download the Bursary Application Form

 

To apply, complete the Bursary Application Form and return via email only to academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.

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

 

Assessment

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.

 

Award

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.

 

Contact

If you require any further information, please call the Professional Development team on 020 7840 1020 or email academy@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk