Fundraising Convention 2021 Bursaries

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The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is providing bursaries, to enable fundraisers to develop their skills and experience through attending the upcoming Fundraising Convention 2021.

If you work or volunteer for an arts or culture focussed organisation, working in England, you could also be eligible for a bursary via the RAISE programme.

Applications to the general and RAISE bursary programmes are now closed. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by 10 September.

For all bursaries, you must be:

Bursaries are available for both members and non-members of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

Eligibility criteria

We welcome bursary applications from anyone who identifies as one or more of the following:

We would also welcome applications from:

Application process

Applications are now closed,

Please note you can only submit one application for a Chartered Institute Convention 2021 bursary. Preference will be given to individuals that have not received an award in the past, but previous recipients will still be eligible. 

Should you require an alternative format, such as via a video or call, or require assistance with completing your application, please contact the team via email

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 10 September.

The group that awards your bursary will be determined by the information you provide on your application form, in terms of your location and/or interest in specific fundraising areas.

If you have been encouraged to apply by a particular group, please let us know during your application, 

Selection process

Anonymised copies of the applications, which exclude the name of the applicant and all other identifiable details, will be reviewed by a panel of fundraisers.

For Chartered Institute bursaries, this will be made up of Chartered Institute staff and volunteer committees.

For group bursaries, this will be made up of that group's volunteer committee members,

These panels will decide which applications should receive the bursary. The panels' decisions are final.

Guidance Notes

Please do not include identifying information in the Supporting Information section. Identifiable information could include; organisation names, names of colleagues, previous organisations etc. Any identifiable information in your application will be redacted before sending to the panel.

Privacy Notice

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising of Charter House, 13-15 Carteret Street, London SW1H 9DJ is the Controller.

The information you provide will be used to determine your eligibility for a bursary and to administer the bursary should your application be successful.

All forms submitted via email, phone or video will be accessed by a single co-ordinator and will be kept in a secure, restricted-access environment. 

All copies of the application forms will be securely destroyed within one month following completion of the awarding process.

* We use the term BAME in line with our Change Collective aims to improve diversity and equality in the sector. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee is continually reviewing the language and terms we use.

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