Are you a BAME Fundraiser or Charity Leader? 

Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we now have a small number of bursary places to support applicants who are from groups under-represented and whom, without the bursary, may otherwise miss out on opportunities to access our SQA-accredited qualification in Fundraising Practice (Equivalent to QCF Level 3). 

Please note that to be eligible to receive the bursary you must be a member of the FSI and your charity must have an annual income (as shown in your most recent annual accounts) of less than £250,000. If you have not already, you can register to become a member here (membership is free) 

This is a very practical qualification! Assignments are based upon practical fundraising tasks and you will come away with: 

  1. A Fundraising Plan to strength your fundraising

  2. A clearer understanding of how to tell your charity’s story through a core case for support 

  3. A cohort of peers to network with 


  • Attendance to two full day virtual courses 

  • Attendance to three peer virtual Action Learning Set Sessions 

  • Commit to the completion of assignments for two core modules (Developing a Fundraising Strategy and  Developing a Case for Support) 

  • Motivated to complete any additional self-study required for the qualification 


  • You will need to have the endorsement of your line manager or a Trustee 

  • Your charity must have an annual income (as shown in your most recent annual accounts) of less than £250,000


DEADLINE: 11th December 2020

See full the Bursary Policy document here.

Are you a member of the FSI? If not you need to join prior to applying

Funded by the The National Lottery 

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UK Charity Registration Number: 1123384

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