Iprovision 75 Fund
The Iprovision 75 Fund was created in 2023 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the CIPR. The £75,000 fund aimed to support people from financially or socially disadvantaged backgrounds looking to advance or build a career in the public relations profession. It was available to support members at all levels, including newly joined Student or Associate members.
In its two application windows in 2023, the 75-fund received more than 150 applications from the UK and abroad. In total, some 60 of those applications received grant funding, or access to CIPR membership and training courses.
As a result, and with the £75,000 fully allocated in those first two windows, the fund has now closed to new applications.
Full members of the CIPR, unable to self-fund their training and qualification needs, can still apply to Iprovision for support to advance their career by making a standard application to the main Iprovision fund. Students and Associate Members can also apply for support from the main fund on completion of one year of membership.
Iprovision remains committed to supporting a more diverse PR community to help address the findings of the CIPR-sponsored research, “Levelling Up The Public Relations Profession”. Iprovision can help members with grants towards the costs of training and professional qualifications in PR including for example:
- Costs associated with short-term training or longer-term education
- Books and publications
- Accessing online resources
- Travel or other expenses if appropriate
The Iprovision Trustees are now reviewing the impact of the 75-Fund and considering options for future activity to support educational initiatives aimed to widen access to PR qualifications and encourage a more diverse profession.