Fundraiser Trustee Board Member

Adur Collective Community Land Trust

Register your Interest

Adur Collective Community Land Trust is a newly incorporated Community Benefit Society looking to solve local housing needs by providing affordable and sustainable homes. We are part of The National Community Land Trust Network, a fast growing network of CLT's across the UK.

ACCLT is looking for a new board member to join a small, welcoming team who are passionate about affordable homes. The board meets monthly every 2nd Tuesday evening. Board members are elected for a 3 year term. All board members take an active part in the running of the CLT and we are looking for someone with Grant Fundraising experience who can lead in ensuring grants are accessed to enable us to continue to cover our running costs and who can help us raise larger capital funding and grants for new development projects. This person will act as Fundraising lead and ideally will have a range of fundraising and bid writing experience to help us take our next steps towards capital funding for our first development.



Skills

Some experience in housing would be an advantage but we welcome expressions of interest from candidates whose principal experience is from other sectors. In addition to the general duties of a board member, your role as the fundraising lead will be to:

  •  Lead the board with fundraising activities including grant applications creating a fundraising strategy and implementation plan
  •  Maintain accurate records of funding applications and awards
  •  Ensure that appropriate funds are raised to cover the trust's annual running costs
  •  Explore suitable larger capital grants and funding towards new development projects
  •  Prepare and present fundraising reports to the board
  •  Complete timely monitoring and reports as requested by funders
  •  Write funding bids that express ACCLT's mission, values and purpose to deliver affordable, sustainable homes
  •  Good communication, team-working and interpersonal skills
  •  Commit 1.5 to 2 days a month including monthly board meetings.

Benefits

  • The chance to significantly contribute to the trust's activities by lending your expertise to a much needed community response to housing need in Adur
  • Help deliver affordable, sustainable, community owned homes in Adur making a real difference in people's lives
  • Join a friendly, determined and dynamic team.

Practical Considerations

Board meetings have been held remotely during lockdown but are due to resume at physical locations in Lancing or Shoreham close to rail links. Prospective board members would need to live and/or work within the Adur boundary but co-optees can be considered if they live outside of Adur.

When do I need to be available?

Details Board members meet monthly every 2nd Tuesday evening at 7.30-9.30pm. We hold regular local market stall events on a Saturday where we inform Adur residents about the aims of the CLT and recruit residents as members. Other public members meetings and vents will be arranged. Board members and volunteers man these events as and when they are available to do so. There are other ad hoc meetings with stakeholders that will require the presence of board members especially where it is their area of expertise. These meetings will be arranged at a suitable time for all participants. There are other communications via WhatsApp and email between board members around discussions pertaining to the activities of the CLT.
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Where does this role take place?

15 Mash Barn Lane
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 9EE

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
    However, we would endeavour to accommodate any disabled access in meeting venues.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
    As per ACCLT's adopted policy
  • Expenses
    However if practice visits or other activities are undertaken which require mileage/transport costs, these will be covered.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    New members will be provided with an induction pack with key information.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    ACCLT has full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    18+ All members of the community.
  • Support on Offer
    ACCLT has much support on offer from the Sussex Community Housing Hub and there is buddying support available by board members.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
    ACCLT will welcome new members who demonstrate different levels of skill and who are willing to grow in their skill set
  • Training
    Various training opportunities are available to board members with our Community Land Trust Network organisation.