2019 Bursary Initiative Launched for Charity Leaders

Posted 11 Mar 2019 | Our News | HR & Leadership | Pilotlight Programme

We are excited to announce that twelve charity leaders will have the chance to develop their leadership and coaching skills whilst ‘paying it forward’ to another charity by coaching them to be more effective and sustainable.

Due to the success of our Bursary Initiative last year, funding has been secured for 12 bursaries to enable charity leaders to be Pilotlighters on our Pilotlight Programme this year free of charge. Each recipient will work within a team of four senior leaders from public and private sector organisations to advise one of our Charity Partners on everything from finance and governance to helping it to increase its impact. The process tests leadership skills on real time strategic issues and allows participants to take back what they learn to their own organisations.

Being a Pilotlighter has been a brilliant learning curve. It has increased my own understanding of other charities, business strategy and potential mergers. The process has enabled me to improve my coaching ability which I have been able to take back to my own charity.

Rachel Hall,
Service Development Manager, Falcon Support Services

The bursaries are designed for charity CEOs or leaders of major divisions within larger charities wanting to extend and develop their skills beyond their usual environment. Applications close on 7th April. Apply now.