THURSDAY 20 JUL 2023 1:10 PM


Marking its 75th anniversary, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has launched a new fund to support inclusivity across the industry.

The benevolent charity of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Iprovision, has launched a new fund to support the careers of those from lower socio-economic and underrepresented groups in PR.

The 75 Fund was launched to mark the CIPR’s 75th anniversary this year, with an initial £75,000 to contribute towards educational initiatives, career development and progression.

"Research published by the CIPR earlier this year shows that there is much more work to do to help level-up the PR industry,” says CIPR president, Steve Shepperson-Smith. “Iprovision’s move to target this area is a significant step on that journey and is a credit to the vision and energy of the Trustees.

 “The Iprovision 75 Fund is also another example of the CIPR's genuine commitment to delivering increased member value and improving equity, diversity and inclusion in our industry.”

Iprovision has provided support to CIPR members and their families for over 50 years. Its chair, Kevin Taylor, says: “I'm incredibly proud that we are able to launch this fund today. We believe people starting their career in PR, seeking a career change, or looking to return to work after a break will benefit as they look to build or maybe resume their professional journey.

“The 75 Fund will aim to help individuals get access to training on the fast-changing professional and media landscape that PR inhabits."

The 75 Fund is open to CIPR members at all levels. Non-members can also apply with the goal of having their first-year membership supported by the PR body.