Network Funding

Network Funding

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy works to empower cultural professionals from across the sector by supporting them to develop their practice and to find creative, entrepreneurial new approaches to fundraising. We believe that collaboration is powerful and that sharing ideas, building knowledge and developing new skills is key to the long-term resilience of our sector.


Our Networks Funding aims to support these beliefs. At various points throughout the year we offer financial support to groups or networks across England to help them grow and thrive. This has been through helping them to build robust partnerships, strengthen fundraising skills, or bringing together a group with the aim of developing a new discussion. 


Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy is excited to announce the launch of our first round of Networks Funding for 2021!


As we move forwards from the pandemic, this latest Networks Funding comes at a time of crucial change for fundraisers across the sector, where there is opportunity to come together, reflect and rebuild better than before.


We invite applications from groups or networks across England to support the development of a fundraising training event, conference, seminar or introductory meeting. 


Organisations and groups can apply up for grants of up to £2,500 depending on the size and form of the event. 


We are looking to support a diverse range of Network events tackling key issues within the current fundraising environment, especially around the recovery from Covid-19. As such we have identified the following priority areas that we would like to target: 

  • Emphasis on workforce development for arts fundraisers; 
  • Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising profession;
  • Work to support organisations to explore fundraising from new groups or communities;
  • Mid-term planning to support the sustainability of fundraising strategies within organisations.


Applications will be open from 6th May 2020 and need to be submitted by 12.00pm (noon) on 17th June 2020.