Support for Groups and Networks

The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme wants to encourage and support networks, collaboration and group learning in fundraising across England in the arts and cultural sector.  We know that there are lots of informal and formal groups & networks in place, linking people through geography or sector area. We also know that networks can be fragile, dependent on one or two individuals and subject to members having the time and money to attend meetings. We want to support groups or networks to arrange their own fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting.

Open for Applications: Funding Support for Networks 2018-19

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is inviting a new round of applications to support groups or networks across England to help arrange their own fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting/s. Organisations and groups can apply for up to £1,000 and £2,000 grants depending on the size of the event. All events must take place by 31 March 2019. This will be the only call for network support funding in 2018-19. 

We are looking to support Network events across the following priorities, that are key areas of concern within the current fundraising environment. However, you are also welcome to apply for funds in other areas where you can demonstrate an urgent need, or added value for your community and the wider sector:

  • Diversity in the fundraising profession or diversity of donors
  • Ethical fundraising and trust building
  • Embracing technology and new ideas
  • Creating meaningful partnerships with the private sector
  • Keeping on top of fundraising regulation

If you are interested in applying for network funding, you can find out more information here: 180828 Networks Proposal PDF. Applications need to be submitted by 12.00pm (noon) on Friday 5 October 2018.

Previously supported Networks

Click here to read about the eleven Networks we are supporting in October 2017

Click here to read about the nine Networks we are supporting in April 2017

Click here to read about the eight Networks we supported in May 2016

Click here to read about the ten Networks we supported in February 2016

Click here to read about the ten Networks we supported in August 2015