Return to jobs Return to jobs

Volunteer Grant Writer Volunteer

Burning Nights CRPS Support


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you an enthusiastic and skilled funding grant writer? Be a part of our small but committed charity as a grant writer volunteer for a national charity supporting people affected by a debilitating pain condition.


icon Salary


icon Location

High Peak, SK23 6DN

icon Expires

Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are looking for 2 grant writers who can take the lead in researching appropriate funds and writing grant bids to help us continue offering our support services and resources and helping us create new programmes and services to support patients and their families who have been affected by a poorly understood chronic condition; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). As our volunteer Grant Writer you will be responsible for identifying appropriate grant opportunities, and managing the grant development and proposal process from research to submitting grant applications with any supporting documents. As our grant writer, you will:

Identify appropriate sources of funding where we fit their criteria  Advise us on a strategy for prioritising bids to maximise our chances of securing funding  Help develop a Trusts and Foundations strategy to help create and maintain strong and diverse income that meets Burning Nights CRPS Support’s funding needs Create a calendar of grant deadlines and track submitted funding proposals Develop a case for support  Identify and write up case studies Write appropriately tailored grant/funding bids that meet funders’ interests and requirements and to write any additional documents in support of funding bids Maintain and strengthen relationships with existing and potential funders Report on grant usage and impact Review all grant/bid feedback and ensure knowledge is shared, so that learning informs us for future approaches to grants

If you are an experienced grant writer or you just enjoy researching and persuasive writing then we would love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a volunteer who has:

Experience of being a grant writer, project proposal writer and editing skills Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential Creative and persuasive written and spoken communication skills  Self-motivated and highly-organised Ability to work remotely Ability to search online databases and other sources to identify appropriate funds Ability to understand and appeal to funders’ differing needs   Ability to organise your own work, track and report back regularly  Experience setting up funding email templates (desirable) Ability to quickly understand the needs of our organisation  and our service users Understands the resource constraints of a small charity and can work with these Open to feedback Ideally have good network with people, organisations and charities which can help us to support our projects Determination to get the job done


Project proposal writing Grant writing and knowledge of charity grant giving culture Good networking skills and contacts with grant giving organisation Marketing and communications Content writing and story-telling Good online fundraising skills Good editing and proof reading skills and attention to detail Team player who is comfortable working with various volunteers within Burning Nights CRPS Support to collate information required to write funding applications

What difference will you make?

You most likely will not have heard of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and you wouldn’t be alone in this! But we see and know first hand the impact it has on those living with it and on those caring for someone with the condition. We know the huge challenges they face even with simply getting a correct diagnosis, let alone the appropriate treatment and relevant support.  You will join the charity during a critical and challenging period and your knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our success. You will have a key role in ensuring we can maintain our support services and help us diversify our income to become a sustainable charity allowing us to fulfil our aims. The right Grant Writers would enable us to focus on bringing about a better future of proper recognition of the condition, correct and timely diagnoses, proper research and importantly to provide support for those feeling the effects of this condition. It will also help us to develop our counselling and therapy service as well as our befriending service, helpline and other services. Your impact on the charity will help increase its financial resources for the charity to enable it to carry out its current support services and to develop new projects to help people affected by a rare chronic condition. You will have a pivotal role to help be the hope for CRPS patients and their families.


Hire with Escape

Showcase your progressive organisation and post your open roles to the biggest UK community of purpose driven job seekers.

Get Started