Grants Writer

Grants Writer

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Business development / Sales
  • Commissioning / Contracting
  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising research / Bid writing
  • Fundraising strategy


Westminster, W1J 5FJ
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? The role is remotely done so there is no travel needed.


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
This role is flexible


23 Jan 2024

Could you help an international health NGO developing and writing grant proposals to trusts, foundations and other grant-making organisations

What will you be doing?

The Grants Writer supports the CEO for developing and writing grant proposals to trusts, foundations and other grant-making organisations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UKAID, USAID, EU grants, DFID tenders, etc, and persuasively communicates AHO's mission and programmes to potential funders. In collaboration with the Director, the Volunteer administers the organisation’s grant management activities, including grant proposal writing, editing and compilation, submissions and follow up and prospect research. This position helps to write tenders based on instruction and detailed information from the Director, referring back for editing and final approval, leading to increased success in winning contracts and funding. Applications are welcome from any part of the world.


We urgently need someone with experience of writing EU grants.


Purpose of Role

To identify grant and bid opportunities, managing the grant development and proposal process and to produce successful tender proposals – as well as other fundraising applications when required based on good research and excellent communication.


Duties and Responsibilities


Grant writing

  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organisations persuasively communicating the organisation’s mission and programmes to potential funders;
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
  • Track and create a calendar of grant opportunities – including deadline dates, required materials,
  • Complete and submit grant applications to secure funding
  • Researches and identifies potential sources of foundation and corporate grants and governmental funding.


Bid writing

  • Writing tenders based on instruction and detailed information from the Director referring back for editing and final approval, leading to increased success in winning contracts
  • Maintaining an awareness of contracts due for tender and taking responsibility for acquiring pre-qualification questionnaires and tender documentation
  • Collating the input of disparate contributions to create a coherent and well-structured final tender and ensuring the timely submission of tenders and other proposals

What are we looking for?

Skills Required

  • Degree in any subject and area that results in superb writing skills, including grammar, clarity and style
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organised, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
  • Three years experience of writing and delivering successful grants and tenders,

What difference will you make?

The volunteer's impact on the organisation is increasing awareness for the charity through research to enable it carry out its projects in Africa and the UK. The volunteer will be able to allow the Directors time to concentrate on managing the organisation and reduce stress from the Director by reducing his responsibilities.

The organisation will be able to carry out its activities better with evidence from research. This will increase the morale of the staff if they know that they have data to help them do their work.

As for the impact on beneficiaries, this will be enormous. Our beneficiaries are people in Africa and UK with health and social care issues. We will be able to understand the issues people face specially for vulnerable populations such as pregnant women and children. We will be able to improve health and well-being for people with myriad conditions such as diabetes, cancers, kidney failure, etc. Having a research officer enables us to showcase our work in research and better support to people in humanitarian emergencies facing wars, diseases and starvation such as in South Sudan, Cameroon, Nigeria and Central African Republic and people will be able to donate to the charity. We will be able to improve the welfare of the people in emergency situation. We will also be able to prevent maternal deaths and infant mortality which are high in Africa due to shortage of research information and data.

In UK, the impact will be providing information and help improving the lives of refugees and deprived communities such as BAME communities

Before you apply

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  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
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  • Health and well being / research and care
  • International development
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  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit
    1. To combat Communicable Diseases
    2. To tackle Noncommunicable Diseases
    3. To address Determinants of Health and Risk Factors
    4. To modernise Health System and Health Service
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