Access Fund Details

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is providing Bursaries, through the Diversity Access Fund, to enable more BAME, LGBT+ and Disabled fundraisers to develop their skills and experience through the recorded Fundraising Convention 2020 content.

All of the Convention sessions will be available to watch on demand until 31 December 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

We welcome bursary applications from anyone who identifies as one or more of the following:

  • BAME (Anyone self-identifying as Black, Asian or from a Minoritised Ethnic background)
  • LGBT+ (Anyone who identifies under the LGBT+ umbrella, for example as lesbian, gay, bi and/or trans)
  • Disabled (Anyone who self-identifies as having a disability)

You must also be:

  • a UK resident
  • working for a charity with an annual income of over £1million. Anyone working for a charity with under £1million income is eligible for a free small charity pass, applied for separately.
  • able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to the fundraising profession
  • able to show that you would not be able to access the Fundraising Convention content without the award.

Bursaries are available for both members and non-members of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. 

Application Process

100 Bursaries are available, which will be equally divided between the three eligible communities. If we receive more than 100 eligible applications, Bursaries will be awarded at random.

Applications for Bursaries will open on the 20 July, and will close 5pm on the 28 August. We will notify everyone of the outcome of their application by 4 September.

Please email your completed application to accessfund@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

We would be more than happy to receive your details in an alternative format such as video or phone call. We can also provide assistance in completing the form, and accessing the recorded videos. Please let us know how we can help. 

You can contact us at accessfund@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk, or call us on 07531089510.

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