2 August 2018

RAISE bursaries for arts, culture and heritage fundraisers to undertake the Certificate in Fundraising are now open.

The Certificate in Fundraising is a professional qualification with academic and theoretical underpinning and you will need to commit approximately nine months to complete your studies. The course will help you to become a more confident fundraiser and to understand how to make a genuine difference in your organisation’s fundraising programme.

You’ll learn practical, effective fundraising skills at the very cutting edge of the profession that will enable you to have a positive, immediate impact on your fundraising results. Details of the course can be found here.

The RAISE bursary for the Certificate in Fundraising is a contribution of £450 towards the total cost of the course and will be paid directly to the Institute of Fundraising once the full funding has been secured and the relevant qualification course has been booked.

Eligibility Criteria

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.


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