Fundraiser for Children's Mental Health Charity - Somerset

Fundraiser for Children's Mental Health Charity - Somerset

Ongoing role
At a glance


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


Somerset, BA11 1AB
Mainly at home


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

Are you an experienced & energetic fundraiser? We need you to help promote and develop the county's fundraising.

What will you be doing?

What will you be doing?

Family Counselling Trust is a low-cost early intervention counselling service for children, young people and their families across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire (especially for families on low incomes). We are funded by grants and donations. The need for our service is continually growing so we need to raise more funds to keep up with the increase in referrals in Somerset. 

What are we looking for?

What are we looking for?


  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising (bid writing, local campaigns etc.).
  • Good communication and cooperation, to work as part of a team.
  • Great organisational skills and creativity to help organise fundraising events. 
  • Passionate about our mission.
  • Located in Somerset.


  • Acumen for finding funding opportunities – looking at grant-giving bodies, HNW individuals, businesses and organisations in Wiltshire. 
  • Familiarity with the processes of funding agencies and grant giving bodies. 


What difference will you make?

What difference will you make?

Our mission is to deliver low-cost, early counselling support to the children, young people and families who need it (predominantly low-income families across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset and Wiltshire). Our early intervention model delivers treatment from qualified and experienced psychological therapists before challenges become more severe.

We are responding to an increase in referrals due to the pandemic and the cost of living crisis and need to grow to keep up with demand.  Your fundraising activities would help us to be able to deliver more of this vital mental health support across Somerset, to the families who need it.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach with a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Zoom chat 

  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    Recent years have seen a marked rise in the number of young people suffering serious mental health difficulties.  Unless these are identified and addressed at an early stage they risk becoming...