Bursaries for CSN National Conference 2019

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13 December 2018

This year, we are delighted to offer 20 bursaries to support a diverse range of fundraisers from the arts, culture & heritage sector to develop their skills and experiences.

The Cultural Sector Network National Conference is the largest event of its kind for arts and heritage fundraisers in the UK. We want to make the 2019 conference the biggest one yet!

Thanks to support from the RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage programme (funded by Arts Council England) and the Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector Network, we are delighted to be able to offer 20 bursaries for the 2019 National Conference.

What do the bursaries include?

Each bursary will provide a Full Conference Pass, enabling the bursary holder to attend the 2019 National Conference for free.

In addition, we are also able to provide a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs for bursary holders living and working outside of Greater London (up to £150).

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for a bursary you must be an individual fundraiser or be working for an organisation in a fundraising capacity within the arts, culture and heritage sector. You may be in a multifaceted role working as an art’s facilitator, a development professional working in the arts, heritage or museum sector or be an independent artist.

You should also meet at least one of these criteria:

  • 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 their fundraising career.
  • Small and medium charities: Organisations with an annual turnover (contributed and earned income) up to £750,000.


Ten of the bursaries (supported by the RAISE programme with funding from ACE) are restricted to fundraisers working in England but outside of London.

The other ten bursaries (funded by the IoF CSN), will also apply to fundraisers from London, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Are there any other conditions?

Bursary recipients agree to:

  • Attend the entire conference on the day. Your place is valuable!
  • Participate in evaluation activities after the event, as requested by the IoF Cultural Sector Network or RAISE.
  • Provide a testimonial about your experience (in a medium of your choice, for example written, blog, video, photo montage, etc.), including any key learnings from the event, to the IoF Cultural Sector Network, Young Arts Fundraisers or RAISE to use in marketing and communications.
  • Appear in photographs used for promotion by the IoF Cultural Sector Network or RAISE.
  • Be willing to share your experience/learnings of the event directly on social media platforms such as Twitter and/or LinkedIn in the lead up to and after the event. This could include writing blog posts for IoF Cultural Sector Network, RAISE or Young Arts Fundraisers, posting on LinkedIn, or curating a series of tweets, to be confirmed on an individual basis.


How do I apply?

To apply for a bursary for the 2019 National Conference, please download the application form, using the link below.

Please send your completed application form to:  raisebursaries@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 9:00am, Monday 28 January 2019

Confirmation of award of bursary: Monday 4 February 2019



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