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Volunteer Grants and Funding Bid Writer

Dipped In Creativity Engagement


Posted over 30 days ago...

Help a youth-led CIC increase their growth and impact by accessing more funding and grants. This will allow us to engage and support more young people and community members in the creative projects and community events we do.


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London, N1 7NZ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

You will primarily work to: - Research the right kind of funders to apply for grants and funding. - Create tailored applications to submit for funding, supported thoroughly by the team wherever needed - Help us build our funding/grant prospect list. We have access to some grant funding databases, but are ideally looking to create a tailored one for the CIC through this process as well.  - Produce a funding timetable, showing when funds open for application, close for application and decision dates. Schedule in with this when work should start on each application. - Produce a funding budget and forecast, identifying where, when and how much funding is needed, together with the forecast sources of that funding. - Write and submit funding bids. - Report of spend and impact of funding according to the needs of the funder and the trustees.

Volunteers will work from home, with regular support and check-ins with a dedicated lead We offer flexible working hours, working from home, a few hours a week - negotiable for the right candidate

We are looking for a writer who is experienced in researching and writing funding applications, or someone who has generally worked in a similar environment who is happy to work in this area to grow their own skills. Being a good writer is vital and an ability to weave through information and know what's important would be ideal. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a volunteer who can:

write successful funding bids research funding opportunities  identify suitable funding targets demonstrate excellent written and financial skills work remotely and as part of a team make plans, forecasts, and budgets, keep them up to date and report on them help develop a fundraising strategy understand the needs of the charity and of the funder and create bids that satisfy both

What difference will you make?

Our small charity aims to make a big difference to local community's mental health and well-being by engaging them in mentoring, creative expression workshops and creative community events. An experienced grant writer will help us increase our income by:

identifying more funding opportunities and applying for them increasing our success rate helping us secure funding that is for a longer term and for a larger amount than now giving us the confidence to aim higher in our funding bids in order to fund our growth and sustainability plans


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