Chiltern Music Therapy is a not-for-profit that provides Music Therapy to people of all ages and with many different needs. We are looking for a grant writer to help secure a sustainable future beyond Covid 19.
Chiltern is an award winning, not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy and community music to people of all ages with varying needs across the UK.
At Chiltern, our most significant mission is two-fold: we want to enable every person in this world, regardless of their needs, a chance to be heard. We use our music therapy services and community music sessions to do just that. However, we believe just as passionately in making our own working environment as caring and inclusive and our staff's needs are just as important as those of our patients. We therefore offer a fantastic working environment that recognises skills, that values every input, that celebrates every achievement and that supports every development.
- Lead and support high-quality proposal development and bid process activities, ensuring the propositions submitted are deliverable, measurable, and accurately costed.
- Lead writing for grant applications and proposals, letters of intent, reports, presentations and other communications for submission to donors and other potential funding sources.
- Keep track of reporting requirements for grants, liaise with grant holders and keep to deadlines.
- Register new business or funding opportunities on our CRM, and monitor, note, and report on submission outcomes.
- Maintain a proposal library, to include previous submissions and proposals.
- Support the Chiltern Fundraising team, working closely alongside a team of 6.
The impact of Covid 19 has been catastrophic for so many organisations. Lockdown meant that, overnight, the hundreds of patients we saw could no longer access their music therapy sessions. 30% of our sessions have now moved online and with lockdown restrictions starting to ease, we are beginning to be welcomed back into schools and care homes. However, the financial impact has been significant. We now need to apply for grants to enable us to deliver our services to those most in need across the country.