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Launch of open competition to deliver fundraising training for small, local charities

DCMS seeks provider(s) to deliver subsidised fundraising training to help small, local charities and community groups fundraise more effectively.

people in training class

On Local Charities Day on 16 December 2016, DCMS announced it would fund a further 3 years of fundraising training. This open competition is to select a provider(s) to deliver the first 2 years of training, worth up to £100,000 per year.

The programme will subsidise the cost of training, helping organisations to participate who may not normally have the resources to attend.

Applicants must have the fundraising expertise and capacity to provide training between March 2017 and March 2019. We are inviting applications for grants between £50,000 and £200,000.

Read the application guidance and application form. Applicants have until noon on 15 February 2017 to submit their completed applications.

We hope to announce the successful applicant(s) in March 2017.

Published 18 January 2017