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Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland

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We are delighted to announce the launch of The Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland. The Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland, was informed and inspired by the two-year Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme, which was created by Dublin City Council’s Dublin’s Culture Connects in partnership with Business to Arts.

Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin is a two-year intensive programme of training and mentorship, with each participant cultural organisation receiving in excess of €80,000. This is via investment in professional development and match-funding. The Dublin fellowship has contributed to the development of Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland, which is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin gives €30,000 over two years to support the salary of the Fundraiser plus €80,000 worth of training, mentorship and knowledge gathering trips per each of the four organisations involved;  Dublin Theatre FestivalFishamble : The New Play CompanyHelium Arts and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. As part of this, leading Irish and international experts will offer masterclasses to develop knowledge and understanding, offering practical and real life expertise. The Fellows will also work with smaller organisations to impart their expertise to them, thus increasing the reach of the programme. The aim is to equip these fellows and their cultural organisations with skills to build capacity in their own organisations.

The objective of The Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland is to enhance the investment by cultural organisations in their strategic planning and fundraising capacity. The programme will also address the lack of human resources dedicated to fundraising in the selected arts, cultural and community organisations.

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of Business to Arts states:

“Working with the Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht, the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland programme will address the long-term issues facing the cultural sector. With the introduction of the National Fellowship, building on our work with Dublin’s Culture Connects, Dublin City Council and our in-depth research through our fundraising capacity building programme, New Stream, our extensive networks and resources will equip participant organisations and Fellows with a range of resources, support and strategy for organisational fundraising development.”

Discover more about the Fundraising Fellowship, Ireland and how to apply HERE

The Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme is a partnership between Dublin’s Culture Connects and the New Stream Fundraising Capacity Building Project operated by Business to Arts. It offers part funding toward the employment of full-time fundraising or marketing & fundraising human resources contracted over a 24-month period and the recruited Fellows will take part in a structured programme of training and mentorship as part of the Fellowship.

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