Grant Fundraiser

Closing Date: 18th Apr 2024
Street Safety Campaign Volunteer Coordinator

Employment Type: Volunteer

As a Grant Fundraiser for Back Off. Back Up., you will take the lead in researching and identifying suitable grant funding opportunities, contributing to the continued provision of essential support by crafting persuasive grant bids. Your role involves working closely with the Back Off. Back Up. team, ensuring eligibility for grant applications, meeting criteria, and adhering to policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Research and identify grant funding opportunities, aligning with the criteria set by Across Rainbows/Back Off. Back Up.
    Collaborate with the Back Off. Back Up. team to tailor funding bids to meet application requirements and present a compelling case for support.
    Monitor grant application deadlines, ensuring timely submission.
    Foster and strengthen relationships with current and potential funders.
    Track submitted funding bids and provide detailed reports on application outcomes.
    Review and share feedback from both successful and unsuccessful applications to facilitate knowledge sharing.
    Adhere to Across Rainbows policies and procedures while volunteering.

Time Commitment:

This voluntary role offers a flexible time commitment, with an ideal preference for individuals willing to dedicate time each week to ongoing research, application monitoring, and availability for developing and writing applications when funding opportunities arise.

Benefits and Impact:

Gain valuable experience in grant fundraising and creative writing within a charitable context.
Play a pivotal role in the continued success of Back Off. Back Up.
Join a supportive community of staff and volunteers committed to your growth.

About Back Off. Back Up.

Across Rainbows C.I.C. is dedicated to reaffirming queer identity, creating a safe and inclusive space for authentic expression. Developed by the team at Across Rainbows, the BOBU movement arose in response to people feeling unsafe or anxious while out and about and having nowhere to turn. Back Off. Back Up. initiative addresses safety concerns in response to rising hate crimes, providing a crucial app for safer and more inclusive communities, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community.

Who We’re Looking For:

Excellent research and analytical skills.
Ability to navigate online databases to identify suitable funds.
Quick understanding of our organization’s needs and service users.
Strong creative and persuasive writing skills.
Willingness to collaborate and receive feedback.
Attention to detail and good editing/proofreading skills.
Ability to work remotely and self-motivated.
Commitment to confidentiality, equal opportunities, and a non-judgmental attitude.

Ideal candidates may have:

Experience in grant or project proposal writing.
Charity sector and/or fundraising experience.
A network of contacts supporting our projects.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please complete the application form available at [email protected]. Upon receipt, you will be invited to an informal interview, where your commitment to our mission and your potential contributions will be discussed.

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