Iprovision 75 Fund
The Iprovision 75 Fund was created to support people from financially or socially disadvantaged backgrounds. It is designed to help advance or lead to a career in the public relations profession. The 75 Fund will support members at all levels, including newly joined Student or Associate members.
Iprovision believes the 75 Fund will particularly help early-stage and returning career professionals. It will enable Iprovision to support a more diverse PR community and help address the findings of recent CIPR-sponsored research, “Levelling Up The Public Relations Profession”.
The 75 Fund will help with grants towards the costs of training and professional qualifications in PR. There is no fixed amount for grants from the fund and each application will be judged on its merits by the Trustees. Iprovision 75 Fund grants can cover, for example:
- Costs associated with short-term training or longer-term education
- Books and publications
- Accessing online resources
- Travel or other expenses if appropriate
To take advantage of the 75 Fund and apply for support you will need to:
- Be a member of the CIPR at any level or be willing to join as part of the process (non-members can apply to receive their first year of membership free of charge).
- Want to pursue a career in public relations
- Have identified your training and educational needs
- Be unable to fund the costs through employment or savings (some evidence will be required)
- Be unable to get full funding from an employer or other sponsor
In return for funding from the Iprovision 75 Fund you will need to:
- Have the capability to undertake the training, including any qualifications assessments required for the stage you are applying to take
- Complete the training/professional qualifications* for which we grant funding
- Provide receipts for any associated expenses incurred
- Agree to reimburse the value of any fees or grant provided on a pro-rata basis if you do not complete the course. This may be waived at the discretion of the Trustees.
*The CIPR Professional PR Certificate and Professional PR Diploma must be completed within 2 years of the course start date. The Foundation and all Specialist qualifications must be completed within 12 months of the course start date.
What you need to know:
Where possible Iprovision will pay the training provider direct and make any purchases from third-party sites or suppliers on your behalf. We will also maintain a list of our preferred providers of training and professional qualifications which you can research to identify an appropriate course. If your chosen provider is not shown on our list please talk to us.
Click the links below for more information about the eligibility, process, and list of approved providers, or to download an application form.
After your training:
Iprovision wants to encourage others to apply to the 75 Fund so we may approach you for a testimonial if you have successfully received a grant and completed some training. There is no obligation to take part in the promotion of the scheme but in doing so you may help others
75 Fund criteria and information