Volunteer Fundraising Manager – Trusts and Major Donors
Are you interested in getting involved with a new social enterprise that supports regional tree planting and environmental projects for schools, colleges and the community in the Sussex region and potentially beyond?
Do you have either community, major donor, grant or trust fundraising experience?
Are you well organised, with good research skills, and willing to write applications for grant funding?
Are you able to commit 1-2 days a week?
If so, we'd like to hear from you!
Supporting and developing the awareness of Tree Action in the Sussex region and achieving the aims of raising funds to support the development of tree planting and biodiversity projects for schools and colleges in the region.
We are seeking to grow within Sussex, increasing our involvement in schools and college projects, hiring more hands on directors and volunteer roles and accessing new funding to support our work.
We are looking to invite volunteers to join as Directors after an initial period.
- To identify on an on-going basis suitable trusts/foundations that have the potential to make grants preferably on a multi-year funding basis.
- To help manage and nurture the relationships with the trusts and foundations so that they endure in the long term.
- To develop and implement a strategy that seeks to obtain donations through community fundraising and individual giving.
- Fundraising experience, ideally from Trusts, foundations or grant applications made on behalf of a not for profit organisation.
- Experience of developing external relationships.
- Used to working as part of a team and managing to deadlines.
You need to:
- Be a team player.
- Have good communication skills.
- Have good attention to detail.
- Be able to write persuasive applications.
- Be part of an initiative to plant trees and develop environmental projects in schools and colleges in the region.
- Develop your learning of environmental and sustainability issues.
- The opportunity to ultimately make a difference to young peoples lives connecting them with environmental projects.
You can work from home or mix this with using a shared co-working space in Hove. You will need your own IT equipment and access to Wi-Fi.
When do I need to be available?
|Details||When do I need to be available? One to Two days per week which can be broken into half days. A regular schedule can be agreed to fit around your existing commitments.|
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
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)
Support on Offer
Plenty of high quality resources on best practice in applying for grants and funds from trusts
This role is adaptable for different abilities
Some training offered by external trust fundraiser