Institute of Fundraising offers staff of small charities bursaries for events

Two hundred places at one-day conferences made available to organisations with incomes of less than £250,000 a year

Institute of Fundraising
Institute of Fundraising

This article has been corrected - please see final paragraph

The Institute of Fundraising is offering staff at small charities the chance to attend its one-day conferences for only £20 under a new bursary scheme.

The bursaries are available to not-for-profit organisations with annual voluntary incomes of less than £250,000.

They are being funded through the IoF’s strategic partnership with the Office for Civil Society. The OCS has awarded £275,000 to the IoF for 2011/12. 

An IoF spokeswoman said £45,000 would be spent on the bursaries and that 200 one-day conference bursary places were available.

The IoF’s usual conference rate is £225 for non-members and £175 for members.

Paul Marvell, director of learning at the IoF, said small charities often needed extra support to maximise their fundraising potential.

"These bursaries will offer smaller charity fundraisers knowledge of a range of fundraising techniques to help them build a sustainable future for their organisations," he said. 

The IoF has conferences on digital fundraising, face-to-face fundraising and legacy fundraising scheduled.

To apply for places, charities should visit the institute’s website.

The deadline for applications is 30 August.

- The IoF is not spending £45,000 on the bursaries. This is the total value of the reductions based on the cost of attending a course at non-member rates.

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