Grants and Trusts Fundraiser

Grants and Trusts Fundraiser

Ongoing role
At a glance


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


London, N8 7AA
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Minimum of 2 hours per week, timings can be flexible according to your schedule. Will be busier around deadlines.

Babylon Project is looking for someone to research and apply for grants and trusts that raise core and individual project income from trusts, grants and statutory funders to create a portfolio of diverse income streams.


What will you be doing?

About Babylon Project

Babylon Project is a registered community interest company  which provides creative activities by and for young people with asylum seeking, refugee and migrant backgrounds. We run workshops in art, storytelling, drama, film-making and photography, and aim to enable integration into life in the UK through boosting the young people’s confidence and providing them with tools to express themselves. 

About the role:

Babylon Project is looking for a volunteer who could contribute a few hours a week to helping us achieve our fundraising goals. Key tasks will include:

  • The development and submission of persuasive funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations to secure both core and project income
  • The cultivation of relationships with charitable trusts in the UK, and particularly London, and to ensure funding approaches match their interests and priorities
  • Researching new funding opportunities and maintain schedule of approaches and asks
  • The maximisation of grant, statutory and lottery funding opportunities

The Fundraising Volunteer will work within a larger fundraising team, and support and be supported by the Core Team of Babylon Project volunteers and staff. 

What are we looking for?

A proven track record of effective fundraising from charitable trusts
Experience of successful grant applications e.g. lottery, landfill tax, statutory funders
Desire to meet targets and ability to work flexibly towards those targets
Understanding or experience of the refugee sector, and/or working with young people
Ability to use own initiative, plan and manage own workload and support others
A confident communicator, able to turn complex project information into persuasive fundraising content for a variety of audiences
Commitment to, understanding and sensitive communication of our work and values
Enthusiastic and positive attitude; high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent IT skills
Awareness of GDPR and data protection issues

What difference will you make?

We are at the start of a very exciting journey, and growing quickly as an organisation. In collaboration with organisations such as Safe Passage, Fences and Frontiers, the British Red Cross, and Coram, and with some seed funding for independent activities, we have been able to run almost 50 workshops since we were established in October 2022. We have also run eight independent workshops, and want to expand our capacity to deliver workshops independently of programming partners.

Sustainable growth relies on sustainable sources of funding, to make sure we are able to reach out to more young people, keep developing amazing programmes, and develop our team. Your contribution will help us to continue our development trajectory, to make sure we can both maintain our current projects, and expand our activities. We know the difference that our work can make to young people from asylum seeking, refugee and migrant backgrounds, who are particularly vulnerable to social isolation, and your help will ensure that we can continue to provide for them. 

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance, and also state your availability in the next two weeks for a Zoom interview, which will be an informal chat with the Director. You can contact us through Reach if you any questions about the role or the application. 

  • Arts
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

    Babylon Project is a Community Interest Company (registered under Babylon Migrants Project), which runs creative activities by and for young people from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant...