RAISE Fundraising Convention Bursaries

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The Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s RAISE: Arts, Culture & Heritage programme is providing bursaries to Fundraising Convention 2021 (online) to support and enable fundraisers working in the arts and culture sector to develop their skills, experience, and personal networks.

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

Eligibility criteria

To apply, you must be working or volunteering in a fundraising capacity within the arts and culture sector in England. 

We will prioritise applications from individuals who meet at least one of the criteria below:

These bursaries have been made possible thanks to Arts Council England funding, so it is important you or your organisation mainly provide activities that are to engage or to benefit people in England. 

You must also be:

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for RAISE bursaries, then please check out the Chartered Institute of Fundraising bursary scheme which has a wider criteria.

Application process

Applications should be submitted via the online form below.

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 raisebursaries@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk.

Applications will close at midday 30 July. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 10 September.

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 made up of staff, the Cultural Sector Network Special Interest Group and Young Arts Fundraisers.

The panel will decide which applications should receive the bursary. The panel's decisions are final. 


If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for RAISE bursaries, then please check out the Chartered Institute of Fundraising bursary scheme which has a wider criteria.


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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