Second Round of Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Launched for small charities

Press release | 21st June 2018

Second Round of Fundraising Qualification Bursaries Launched for small charities

After the success of the FSI’s first round of qualification bursaries in 2017, a second round have been launched as part of Fundraising Day of Small Charity Week 2018.

A further 15 bursaries are being made available as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) Small Charity Fundraising Training programme. Small charities (those with a turnover under £100,000) will continue to benefit from accessing 80% of the funding needed for an Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification, only costing the charities £72, with the remaining fee being covered 40% from DCMS and 40% from the generous supporters to the FSI.

The FSI’s Introduction to Fundraising Practice provides an introduction to key fundraising concepts and skills, that 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 will open from 21st June 2018 until Friday 27th 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.

To apply simply fill in the short form available on the FSI website.

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NOTE FOR EDITORS:

For additional information or interview requests please contact – Amber Shotton  020 7324 4777

amber@thefsi.org

The FSI, Charity Number 1123384, supports the UK’s vibrant small charity sector with free and heavily subsidised training, advocacy and support programmes aimed at building sustainability and knowledge-sharing. www.thefsi.org

Charity members of the FSI have an annual turnover of under £1 million and membership is free.