Funding for Fundraising Networks

Invitation for applications from groups or networks across England towards the development of new training events, conferences, seminars or introductory meetings with the aim of strengthening arts fundraising skills and building robust partnerships across the sector.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy empowers cultural professionals from across the sector by supporting them to develop their practice and find creative, entrepreneurial new approaches to fundraising. They believe that collaboration is a powerful tool for stimulating innovation, sharing ideas, building knowledge and developing new skills and their Networks Funding aims to achieve exactly that.

Applications are now open for their next round of funding, supported by ArtsCouncil England.

 
They invite applications from groups or networks across England towards the development of new training events, conferences, seminars or introductory meetings with the aim of strengthening arts fundraising skills and building robust partnerships across the sector. 
 

What can they support?

Organisations and groups can apply for the following levels of support towards the participants’ travel costs, venue hire, catering, speakers, access requirements and any other relevant expenditure for an event or activity:

  • Up to a maximum of £1,000 for any single event, or group of events, benefitting a minimum of ten people, who are either freelancers or staff from at least five different arts, cultural or heritage organisations.
  • Up to a maximum of £2,000 for any single event, or group of events, benefitting a minimum of twenty people, who are either freelancers or staff from at least ten different arts, cultural or heritage organisation.

For 2019, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy’s priority focus will be to help fund a diverse range of Network events tackling key issues within the current fundraising environment and we have identified the following five priority areas that we would like to target: 

  • Improving diversity in the fundraising profession and reaching new donor communities.
  • Developing new approaches to supporting resilience in the fundraising profession from entry level to Development Director.
  • Developing new approaches to ethics in fundraising and building public trust.
  • Embracing technology and new ideas.
  • Collaborating with the wider charity sector and sharing learning between the arts and mainstream charities.

How can I apply?

If you would like to apply for this round of Networks Funding, please email your proposal to Head of Programme, David Johnson, david.johnson@cause4.co.uk, to reach us by email no later than 12.00pm (noon) on Friday 14th June.

More information, criteria and how to apply is available here. Please make sure you read it before applying.

Date: 
21/05/2019 - 14/06/2019
Contact Name: 
David Johnson
Contact Email: 
david.johnson@cause4.co.uk