IoF and FRSB to offer subsidised training days for small charities

Employees and volunteers at small charities will be able to take part in training by the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board, funded by the Office for Civil Society

Subsidised training days will be available
Subsidised training days will be available

The Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board are offering a series of training days across the country for small charities at the cost of £20 per delegate.

The places will be funded using money from the IoF’s strategic partnership with the Office for Civil Society, which awarded £275,000 to the IoF for 2011/12.

A spokeswoman for the IoF said the places on the training days were separate from the bursaries it announced in August for small charities to attend its one-day conferences. She said she could not confirm how much of the OCS budget would be put towards the new training days.

A spokeswoman for the FRSB said 15 places were available on each of the 10 training dates, totalling 150 places. She said the places would be available only to charities with voluntary incomes of less than £1m.

They will be available to staff members or volunteers from small charities that are members of the FRSB or the IoF. The days will be between 16 November and 28 March next year.

Each day will cover one of five different topics, including local community and events fundraising, and tax-effective giving.

Alistair McLean, chief executive of the FRSB, said it was important that fundraisers had a clear understanding of the regulations and best practice guidance.

"Practising consistently high standards across the sector is the key to building public trust and confidence in charities," he said.

To book places on the training days, charities should visit the FRSB’s website.

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