Ealing Book Festival: Fundraiser

Ealing Book Festival: Fundraiser

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


London, W139QB
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Volunteers should live within 15 miles of Ealing


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

The Fundraiser will be a key member of  our management team and will  help  ensure we have the necessary funds in place to cover the expenses of the book festival


What will you be doing?


  • Agree with the trustees how much money we need to raise each year.
  • Working with the Trustees and Management Team to agree best approaches to fundraising, including suitable potential sponsors.
  • Together with the marketing team, develop a sponsorship matrix for local businesses with different tiers of sponsorship.
  • Together with the marketing team, develop attractive sponsorship collateral.
  • Develop relationships and liaise with approved local businesses to secure sponsorship.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the agreed sponsorship packages are fulfilled.
  • Identify and apply for grants.
  • Develop “Easy Fund Raising” and Just Giving as sources of revenue.
  • Organise public acknowledgement and thanks to donors.  

What are we looking for?

  • Knowledge and previous experience of fundraising. 
  • Willingness to seek out potential sources of funding. 
  • Experience of writing funding bids.
  • Great people skills; approachable and friendly.
  • Organised, methodical, reliable.
  • Great negotiating and influencing skills.

What difference will you make?

Your input will help secure the future of the book festival by ensuring that we have a well financed and financially sustainable festival that we can grow and develop in future years

Before you apply

Please contact us via Reach with any questions in the first instance. If you would like to apply for the role please provide a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the role and your relevant experience.

  • Arts
  • Organisation type: 

    The Ealing Book Festival is a registered charity with a board of trustees, an active management team, comprised of volunteers and a team of volunteers who sign up before the festival to support...