The Major Donor Special Interest Group are pleased to offer a number of bursaries throughout the year for training and devlopment opportunities. These are intended to support fundraisers for whom Major Donor fundraising forms either the whole, or the majority of their role, and for whom their organisation is unable to provide budget for such opportunities.

New opportunities will be added throughout the year, and will be advertised through our email forum, LinkedIn group, and Twitter. If you have any questions about our bursary programme please contact us at MajorDonor@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk


Current Opportunities:

**Major Donor Conference 2019 bursary**

The Institute of Fundraising Major Donor Special Interest Group are pleased to offer three bursary places for the upcoming Major Donor Fundraising Conference.

This annual conference brings together some of the sector’s leading practitioners and experts, who will reveal their most effective strategies for growing major donor programmes. You can see full details of the programme and speakers here. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to come together with fundraisers from across the UK and to hear about the current hot topics and trends in the sector.

Date:  Monday 21 January 2019

Venue:  De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA

We have three places to offer, one of which is reserved for a fundraiser based outside of London and the South-East of England.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 14 January, and the winners will be informed the following day.

Apply now 

If you have any questions about any opportunities please contact us : MajorDonor@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk


  • Applicants must be in a role with at least 50% focus on major donor fundraising.
  • Only one bursary can be awarded per person in a calendar year. 


Previous Bursaries:

You can view previous bursaries that the MDSIG has offered on the Library page.