ACE backs fundraisers scheme

Arts Council England and the Institute of Fundraising have joined forces to develop more arts fundraisers in the sector.

The programme, called Raise, will support fundraising and development professionals working within the arts, culture and heritage sectors in England.

Raise has attracted four years funding from Arts Council England and will include a networking programme, peer-learning and mentoring schemes, and provide access to further education.

It will also promote cultural giving and promote diversity in the sector. The IoF is offering discounted bursaries to attend its fundraising convention in London in July. Fundraisers must either identify as being from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, be an arts fundraiser in the first five years of their career, or work for a small charity with a voluntary income of less than £5 million.

IoF chair Martin Kaufman said: “This will make a huge difference to cultural organisations across England, many of which are struggling to find the funds they need.”



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