Fundraiser and Bid Writer for The UK Hip Hop Museum (UKHHM) CIC

Fundraiser and Bid Writer for The UK Hip Hop Museum (UKHHM) CIC

Ongoing role
J97761
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FY
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week or 7-15 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.

Do you believe the culture of UK Hip Hop deserves to be preserved? Do you see the positive impact of The UK Hip Hop Museum on society? Are you passionate about securing funding to make this vision a reality? 

What will you be doing?

As a fundraiser for The UK Hip Hop Museum, you will play a pivotal role in securing the financial resources essential for our mission. Your efforts will directly impact our ability to establish a permanent home where Hip Hop culture's vibrant history and profound influence can be celebrated and preserved for generations to come, alongside educational programs, exhibitions, and community engagement.

Grant/Bid Writing:

  • Research and Identify Funding Opportunities: Explore and identify grant opportunities from government bodies, foundations, corporations, and other sources. 
  • Develop Compelling Proposals: Write persuasive grant proposals and bids that align with UKHHM’s mission and effectively communicate our goals and achievements. 
  • Collaborate with our Leadership Team: Work with our team to gather essential data, statistics, and success stories to enhance proposals. 
  • Timely Submission: Ensure all grant applications and bids are submitted on time, adhering to the specific requirements and deadlines.

Donor Relations:

  • Build and Maintain Relationships: Develop and nurture relationships with existing and prospective donors, sponsors, and funding partners. 
  • Donor Recognition: Acknowledge and appreciate donors through personalised communications and recognition events. 
  • Impact Reporting: Provide donors with regular updates on how their contributions are benefiting UKHHM’s initiatives.

Collaboration and Coordination:

  • Internal Collaboration: Coordinate with program staff, finance teams, and leadership to align fundraising activities with organisational goals. 
  • External Coordination: Engage with external partners and consultants to support fundraising activities. 
  • Stay Updated: Keep abreast of trends, best practices, and regulations related to fundraising and grant writing.

Reporting and Supervision:

  • Reporting: You will report directly to our Directors, who will provide guidance and oversight. 
  • Collaboration: Work closely with our CEO and Founders to ensure fundraising activities are well-coordinated and align with our broader goals.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for a passionate and results-oriented volunteer with a heart for preserving Hip Hop culture. While formal experience is valuable, we highly value the following qualities:

Experience:

  • Fundraising: At least three years of experience
  • Securing Funding: Proven success in obtaining funding from trusts, foundations, and corporate donors.
  • Not-for-Profit Sector: Experience with not-for-profits and understanding of sector challenges is highly valued.

Creativity:

  • Narratives: Ability to craft compelling stories and messages that resonate with donors and reflect our work.
  • Strategies: Innovative thinking for new fundraising approaches and campaigns.
  • Impact: Skill in transforming data into powerful stories that emotionally engage funders.

Confidence:

  • Relationships: Strong in building connections and confidently presenting our mission to potential donors.
  • Advocacy: Comfortable advocating for resources needed to achieve our goals.
  • Independence: Capable of independent work and taking ownership of projects while collaborating effectively with our team.

Additional Qualities:

  • Skills: Strong in writing, communication, research, and analysis.
  • Knowledge: Familiarity with fundraising best practices, donor stewardship, and ethical standards in philanthropy.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work independently yet collaborate effectively on multiple projects.
  • Passion: Deep commitment to Hip Hop culture and the mission of The UK Hip Hop Museum.

What difference will you make?

Your dedication as a fundraiser will not only ensure the sustainability and growth of The UK Hip Hop Museum but also empower us to make a meaningful impact on society, education, and cultural heritage. Together, we can forge a lasting legacy that celebrates Hip Hop's transformative power and its enduring influence on our communities.

  • Celebrate Hip Hop Culture: Contribute to our mission of preserving and promoting the rich history of Hip Hop culture and its positive impact in the UK, including graffiti (art), MCing and DJing (music), and break dancing (dance). Knowledge (history) 
  • Make a Real Difference: Your efforts will directly translate to providing vital resources and programs for the museum. 
  • Be Part of Something Meaningful: Play a crucial role in establishing a permanent home for The UK Hip Hop Museum, ensuring its legacy for generations to come and promoting cultural diversity and understanding. 
  • Impact Society: Contribute to initiatives that use Hip Hop as a tool for social change, education, and empowerment, particularly among marginalized communities and youth. 

 

Before you apply

  • Please apply through Reach in the first instance. 
  • Please contact us via Reach with any questions.
  • Please provide a cover letter detailing your interest in this role and your relevant experience. 
  • Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend an informal interview or Zoom chat with our team.
Causes
  • Museums / heritage
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

    At the UK Hip Hop Museum, our mission is to celebrate and preserve the vibrant culture and history of Hip Hop in the United Kingdom. We are dedicated to serving diverse communities, including...