Programme News

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

Applications open for Regional Co-ordinators

Groups & Networks

15th August 2017

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are seeking to point a further five Regional Coordinators, who can individually contribute ideas, expertise and act as an important network to inform future programme developments.

The AFP Programme team currently works with a small group of enthusiastic, knowledgeable fundraising practitioners based across England, who offer support, advice and access to networks to help shape and develop our delivery. We have ambitions to broaden the diversity and geographic reach of this group.

The Coordinator role is voluntary, with expenses paid for attendance at meetings and at events, (delegate fees for attending certain training events are also covered, at all stages we want the Regional Coordinator role to enhance individual learning and development). Individuals will not be expected to give significant time in undertaking this role but will be asked to act as advocates for the AFP programme.

For further information please read the role outline here.  Regional-Coordinator-Role.pdf

To submit your interest, please contact  Deadline: 10th November 2017

ESA Arts Sponsorship Certificate – FREE Introductory Taster Session

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If you’re interested in discovering more about the arts and culture distance learning qualification ESA Arts Sponsorship Certificate join us for a FREE session at Arts Council England in London on Wednesday 6 September from 3pm-4.30pm.

This introductory session will be facilitated by the Course Director, Peter Raymond who will give an overview of all aspects of the course including key content, syllabus and learning outcomes. It will be a great opportunity to meet with other potential students, as well a chance to ask Peter any burning questions that you may have about sponsorship with regards to the course.

Click here to find our more about the Arts Sponsorship Certificate and enrol today.

To register your interest in the taster session, please email us via this link.

Autumn Network Funding Now Open

Groups & Networks

20th July 2017

We are pleased to announce that our next call out for funding Network projects is now open until 29 September 2017. If you are interested in applying, please read our submission criteria here  Autumn Networks Proposal 2017