Fundraising Qualification Bursaries from the FSI

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At a time when the need for expertise in fundraising is greater than ever, bursaries are being made available as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Small Charity Fundraising Training programme. Small, local charities (those with a turnover under £100,000) are able to access 80% of the funding needed for an Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification


Of the full £360 fee, 40% of the funding for the bursary comes from DCMS and 40% from the generous supporters to the FSI. This means only 20% (£72) is payable by the charity.

The FSI’s Introduction to Fundraising Practice will provide an introduction to key fundraising concepts and skills. It includes practical modules on developing a fundraising strategy and developing a case for support. The qualification is accredited to SQCF Level 6 (QCF Level 3) – made up of two units delivering 12 credits.

The second round is now open until Friday, 27 July 2018.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be working for a charity with turnover of less than £100,000
  • The charity must be based in England and local in focus
  • A large part of your role must involve fundraising
  • You will need to have the endorsement of your line manager or a Trustee and demonstrate you are able to commit to the attendance, coursework and self-study requirements of the qualification programme.

Registration Procedure: