Bid Proposal Writer

Bid Proposal Writer

Short term project
At a glance


  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


Sheffield, S1 2WY
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? 300 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
We aim to complete 2 funding applications per month so we are hoping for volunteers to be available for 1 day per week for 1- 2 hours

This role is all about preparing applications which will help us secure funding. Funding is an area which contributes to keeping us sustainable so it is important for us to secure funding throughout the year. 

What will you be doing?

The role includes, researching, writing, editing and inputting information for applications.

Research includes searching for funding programmes which our organisation is applicable for and which fit in with our ethos and social values. The other form of research is looking for statistics which help support the need for our services.

Writing includes drafting up answers to questions on applications, ensuring we showcase and demonstrate our aims clearly whilst meeting the word count.

Editing includes reviewing previous applications and making amendments to strengthen future applications.

Inputting information includes putting relevant basic information into applications i.e. address, contact numbers emails etc

What are we looking for?

You will need the ability to stick to strict word counts, whilst being able to convey our message. You will need to be organised and reliable as we will need you to help us meet our deadlines.

You will need to be proactive and use your initiative whilst completing applications.

You will have experience writing successful bids 

You will have experience searching for funding we are applicable for 

What difference will you make?

Volunteering with Beards & Books contributes to the organisation’s social aims. You would be volunteering in an organisation, whose aim is to make an impact in both Black and Ethnic Minority communities, but also lower socioeconomic environments. As a volunteer, you would be contributing directly to work we aim to do, helping us achieve these through aiding with securing funding which can helps us provide more services, cover our core costs and purchase equipment to deliver a higher quality of service work.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Volunteering not only has benefits for ourselves as an organisation, it will also provide you as an individual a number of benefits too.

Volunteering boosts CVs with demonstrable work experience, increases employability, opens doors to new opportunities and it provides a chance to meet and work with new people.  

Before you apply

Please complete our application form using the link below:

Please could you send a short email subject titled
(Volunteer and the position you would like to volunteer for) to

Please include a suitable contact number that we can reach you on as we may text or call you at some point.


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