Programme News

Successful Network Funding for 2018

30th October 2018

We are delighted to announce the successful recipients of our Funding Support for Groups and Networks for 2018. This support will go towards fundraising events taking place across the country until end of March 2019. See which networks have been supported in your area here: Network Funding 2018.

Funding support for Networks is now open for applications!

3rd September 2018

Since 2015, we have had the opportunity to fund 48 Network projects host events and discussions on the current fundraising environment. In 2017-18, over 900 attendees benefited from these events.

From 3 September 2018 we will be inviting the next round of applications to support groups or networks across England to help arrange their own fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. 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. 

If you are interested in applying for network funding, you can find out more information hereApplications need to be submitted by 12.00pm (noon) on Friday 5 October 2018.


Arts Marketing Association logo

22nd August 2018

After a successful pilot, the AMA are now running the impactful Shared Ambition — fundraising and marketing together programme for a second time.

This change programme, managed by the AMA as part of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme, explores how fundraisers and marketers can collaborate to better achieve their organisation’s objectives. It looks at why fundraisers and marketers benefit from working together, how this can be improved across the cultural sector and what impact it can have on individuals and organisations.

See the full list of 12 organisations taking part in the programme here:

New Positions Available at Cause4

16th July 2018

Cause4 are recruiting for 2 new positions within the organisation:

Senior Consultant

Cause4 is seeking a Senior Consultant or Consultants to join the organisation. The post-holder/s will support Cause4’s fundraising and consultancy at a senior level. We are looking for experts in one or more of the following areas: arts, heritage or community/education. This position will be central to Cause4’s entrepreneurial fundraising and development activities on behalf of charities, philanthropists and social enterprises. It will support maximising income from a broad range of fundraising activities for a client portfolio, alongside developing new services and offers.

Development Coordinator

The Development Co-ordinator role is central to Cause4’s entrepreneurial fundraising and development activities on behalf of charities, philanthropists and social enterprises. It supports maximising income from a broad range of fundraising activities for a client portfolio, alongside developing new services and offers and building knowledge and understanding of the sector as a whole.

Please follow the links to find out more about the positions and how to apply.

Successful recipients of Sector Innovation Fund for Fundraising announced

21st June 2018

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are excited to announce the two successful recipients of its first Sector Innovation Fund for Fundraising: Future Arts Centre Network and Robin Peters, freelance consultant and Development Manager at Circomedia in Bristol.

The Awards see financial and development support given to two projects which are driving forward innovation in fundraising which is deemed to have national relevance. Both projects will start in September 2018 and will be completed by the end of March 2019.

Michelle Wright said, “We were impressed with the quality of applications in this first call out for the Innovation Fund. Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is committed to developing the breadth and quality of partnership working in fundraising, as well as to work directly with artists so the applications from Future Arts Centres and Robin Peters really stood out to us. Over the next year we will support the development of both projects and ensure that learning is shared across the arts, culture and heritage sectors.”

Read more about the projects via the press release here:  Innovation-Fund-Press-Release.pdf

New Tender opportunity for Evaluation of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy 2018-2022

1st May 2018

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy wishes to appoint an external consultant(s), agency or consortium skilled in evaluation techniques and practices to evaluate the programme over the four years between 2018 and 2022.

The evaluation will be used as the basis for reporting to Arts Council England both during the four-year programme and on its completion, as well as informing the development of the programme beyond the SSO contract.

Please read the full brief here:  Tender Specification for Evaluation Services

To apply, please submit your tender electronically, along with a completed equal opportunities monitoring form to David Johnson, Head of Programme on

Deadline for tenders is 18 May 2018

New Look, New Team at Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy

4th April 2018

We are delighted to announce David Johnson as Head of Programme and Lynsey Rowe as Head of Strategic Projects. In addition Paul Amadi will be joining as Chair of the Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Scrutiny Committee. Find out more about the team here:  AFP-HoP-and-HSP-press-release-1.docx

Open for Tender: Programme Evaluation

20th October 2017

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy (AFP) wish to appoint an external consultant/s or agency skilled in evaluation techniques and practices, to support the team to analyse headline outputs from the current Programme delivery (October 2016 – March 2018) and to develop a framework that will inform the evaluation tender process for 2018-22. We are very open to new ways/methods of approaching evaluation and would actively welcome consultants/agencies that might suggest innovative and creative ways of supporting the Programme to manage its evaluation processes.

Find out more about the role on Our Team page