BAME Bursaries

Our fundraising qualifications are designed to help a range of fundraisers and we can help you to understand which is best for you. We are one of only two providers in the UK to provide accredited Fundraising Qualifications. We offer an Introduction, Certificate and Diploma in Fundraising Practice.

To sign-up for a qualification please email

Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we now have a small number of bursary places available 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. See here for more details on how to apply. 

Hear what our current learners say



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Transform and maximising your fundraising potential

Whether you are a large, well-established charity or a small grassroots community group, the need for expertise in fundraising has never been greater. Our qualifications will ensure that you are ready to meet the increasing demand for skilled and experienced fundraisers in our sector.


Click here to download our qualification brochure, which outlines the structure, benefits and content in more detail


“I chose the FSI because the fact the qualification could be tailored to me, really suited what I was looking for. Whilst the core modules of the FSI Diploma could be applied to all types of fundraising, I’ll be able to choose additional modules that best suit my interests and chosen specialisms”

—Rosie Milson, Diploma in Fundraising practice

“My first unit was on Fundraising Strategy. This has helped me to re-evaluate our fundraising strategy, using the information I have learned. The assignments also involved some competitor analysis. This has been invaluable as it has helped me to understand the potential areas of growth in our Fundraising Strategy"

—Anthony Scarfe, Certificate in Fundraising Practice

The Foundation for Social Improvement. 68 Lombard Street. London.EC3V 9LJ

UK Charity Registration Number: 1123384

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