Specialist Trustee (Grants & Foundations) (Remote Working)

Specialist Trustee (Grants & Foundations) (Remote Working)

At a glance


  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning


London, WC2N 5DU
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? Not Applicable - This is a remote role.


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
Roughly 3 hours per week, on average.


30 Jun 2020

Do you have a background in Grants and Foundations Fundraising?

Could you help us move our organisation forward in this exciting time?

What will you be doing?

FreeUKGEN is seeking a capable, motivated individual to join our Board of Trustees to help shape the strategic growth of the organisation.

We do not have a physical location. The Executive of Free UK Genealogy typically meet four times a year, three times via Google Meet and once in person. We are in an exciting and challenging period of growth, and additional meetings may be needed. We pay volunteers' expenses.

Contribution would be in the form of membership of an email list, with quarterly video meetings/conference calls and the option of one face to face meeting in a year.

What are we looking for?

We’re seeking a capable, motivated individual to join our Board of Trustees to help shape the strategic growth of the organisation. The right person for this management role would have a background in Grants and Foundation fundraising and experience of writing applications and proposals and have the time to be responsible for the management of this area of work for Free UK Genealogy.

A major part of this role would be to take the lead on our new Fundraising Team, working with trustees, staff and other volunteers to realise the goals of our Fundraising Strategy.

An interest in family history/heritage would be a bonus.

What difference will you make?

We are in an exciting period of change, with many innovations on the agenda. Offering your support would have a wide-reaching impact on thousands of volunteers and family history researchers.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Experience in the governance of one of the first, and biggest crowdsourcing endeavours.

  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Free UK Genealogy is a charity dedicated to providing free public access to family history records.