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.



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

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.

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