Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy transforms the fundraising knowledge, skills and levels of success of arts organisations.

Working with Trustees, CEOs, senior leaders, mid-career and new and emerging talent, we empower cultural professionals to harness the considerable opportunities that fundraising offers and to develop diverse and entrepreneurial practice, building and growing a skilled fundraising workforce. 

We achieve this through the following strands of delivery:

  • Ideas and innovation - developing new ideas and practical solutions to support organisations to achieve their fundraising potential;
  • Strategy and fundraising leadership - stimulating new sources of private income and cultivating commercial opportunities as part of impactful business planning; 
  • Training and lifelong learning - creating and sharing ideas for innovative practice via face to face, online and accredited training and learning.

Our clients

We work with a wide range of organisations in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors. We're passionate about the work we do and and how best we can support these organisations. 



Cause4 leads Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy with consortium partners the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) and the University of Leeds (UoL). Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Sector Support Organisation (SSO) from April 2018 – 2022. From April 2023 – 2026, Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy will join Arts Council England’s IPSO (Investment Principles Support Organisation) portfolio.