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FIA Conference National Scholarship

National Scholarship proudly sponsored by

Aimed at improving fundraising skills in small charities.

The FIA Conference National Scholarship provides an opportunity for FIA Members to attend the conference when they would otherwise not have the opportunity to, due to financial means. The scholarship was introduced in 2016 to help support and improve fundraising skills in small charities and not-for-profits within Australia.

A scholarship will be provided to one member from each state and territory (8 total) to attend the 2018 FIA Conference in Sydney. The scholarship covers the cost of a Conference Only* registration (valued at $1,345). Flights and accommodation are not included.

The scholarship candidate must:

  • Be a member of Fundraising Institute Australia.
  • Your organisation must have a fundraising revenue* of less than $500,000.
  • Provide an endorsement letter from their organisation’s CEO stating benefits/likely outcomes of attending the conference.
  • Have completed the scholarship application form, summarising the reasons he/she feels qualified to receive a scholarship and providing a brief history of professional fundraising experience.
  • Must not have attended the FIA Conference within the past 5 years.

Applications close Friday 8 December 2017. Download your entry form below, and get started on your application now!


Congratulations again to the 2017 scholarship recipients:

  • ACT - Nikki Hogan MFIA, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled
  • NT – Emma Host AMFIA, Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities
  • QLD – Helen Turner AMFIA, St Laurence’s College
  • SA – Angela Gordon MFIA, Trees for Life
  • VIC – Laura Crump AMFIA, Fitted for Work

2016 National Scholarship Recipients

The FIA Conference National Scholarship was introduced in 2016 as a way to help advance fundraising skills in small charities and not-for-profits within Australia. Its inaugural year saw a number of outstanding applications, see what our 2016 recipients Ana Davy AMFIA and Jennifer Saibu MFIA had to say about their experiences at the 2016 Conference.



*Fundraising revenue is considered income that has been raised by the fundraising team / fundraiser via fundraising programs, in other words it is income derived from charitable giving. Therefore, by its nature it excludes government grants, investments, fee for service, interest etc.

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