Innovation Fund for Fundraising

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy are excited to announce a new project funding programme addressing fundraising needs within the Arts, Museums, Heritage and Libraries sectors.

What is the Innovation Fund for Fundraising?

In this first call to the Innovation Fund for Fundraising we are looking to invest in two programmes that can provide specific support to individuals or organisations working in discrete parts of the sector to encourage better practice and innovation in their fundraising models.

What would a project look like?

We will support two projects with up to £2,500 each. Projects should focus on addressing a fundraising need and could involve intelligence-gathering, targeted training or new initiatives to explore the needs of a particular part of the sector. They could be for an activity in one location or in different regions across England, or digitally based. We would expect to work collaboratively with you to develop the project. We can support you through:

  • Helping to shape and evaluate your project
  • Signposting participants to other Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy activity such as our free E-learning programmes and our soon-to-be launched data benchmarking service (MyCake)
  • Providing marketing support for your project and identifying future funding sources as needed

The projects need to have been completed and reporting submitted by 15th March 2019.

To apply, please send your expression of interest by 12pm (noon) on Friday 25th May 2018 to David Johnson, Head of Programme. For more details on how to apply and about the project please view the brief here:  Innovation-Fund-for-Fundraising-2018.pdf