Fundraiser to help us to raise our game and meet our objectives

Fundraiser to help us to raise our game and meet our objectives

Ongoing role
J90069
At a glance

Skills

  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy

Where

Maidstone, ME145DZ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? No preference

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Totally flexible

Help us to help more isolated, blind and partially sighted people across the U.K.  We need some pizzazz injected into our trust fundraising programme.  Can you help us?

What will you be doing?

At British Wireless for the Blind Fund, we know that access to audio can be life-changing for someone living with sight loss. We give listening devices for free and for life to people living with sight loss, and our easy-to-use apps and skills unlock a world of audio content on the internet for people who might otherwise struggle to access it.

Sight loss shouldn’t close the door to the experiences most people take for granted. But sadly, lots of the people we support tell us they still face loneliness and social exclusion. Our radios and apps provide comfort and companionship, and keep people connected with their communities, their passions, and the wider world.

We might be a small team, but we are truly a national charity. Over the last year, we supported people living with sight loss, right across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We gave out 2,500 free radios and over 2,100 people downloaded our apps. This means we now bring comfort and companionship to more than 30,000 homes across the UK.

We’re a team of twelve staff, based in our head office in Kent and home-based across the UK. Together with our volunteers, we deliver radios to those who need them most. Our apps are built entirely in-house by our small team of developers who work closely with people living with sight loss to make sure what we create works for them.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund was founded in 1928 by Sir Ernest Beachcroft Beckwith Towse, a veteran of the Boer War who lost his sight in the conflict. After working with the wounded in hospitals in France during World War II, he turned his energies to the service of people living with sight loss.

We are a small charity with big ambitions. By working with our supporters, partners, and people living with sight loss, we are determined to do more to unlock a world of audio content.

 

The goal is to demonstrate our equipment to people living with sight loss, their families, and other organisations to reach more people who need us.

We are hoping to find someone who can work with me (Head of Development) to help us to increase (double, treble!) our income so that we can keep manufacturing our specially adapted listening devices, and giving them free of charge to blind people who wouldn't be able to afford to buy them.

We are flexible and open to critique and guidance from the right person.

What are we looking for?

Lots of trust fundraising experience please!

What difference will you make?

Your expertise will help us to reduce isolation and loneliness for vulnerable blind people in the UK.

You will help us to not only deliver our existing service, but help us to expand and develop.

Before you apply

Please get in touch via Reach and we can take it from there :)

Causes
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    We enrich the lives of people living with sight loss by offering a range of equipment including digital radios, CD Players, Alexa devices, Talking Apps and much more. Our devices are designed with...