Trust and grant bid writer for music therapy charity

Trust and grant bid writer for music therapy charity

Ongoing role
At a glance


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


East Preston, BN16 1PY
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

Do you have fundraising experience? Are you interested in helping a small charity gain much needed funds to support music therapy?  We are looking for someone to write compelling bids that lead to donations for Waves Music Therapy. 

What will you be doing?

Waves Music Therapy work with people with additional complex needs including end-of-life care, trauma, attachment, profound learning needs and mental health needs.  Music therapy is powerful and can be accessed by anyone, no matter what their need. We work with the most vulnerable and isolated people in our communities and through music provide meaningful opportunities for communication, play and connection. We are the only charity in the UK who fully fund music therapy sessions and without our service many in critical need would receive no support. 

Can you help us to reach our goals by sharing your knowledge of writing grant and trust applications?  

What will you be doing? 

In this role, you will be helping us to write compelling bids that lead to donations. We are looking for a great story teller, someone who can share the importance of our work, someone who can help trust and grant givers to see the difference our charity is making to people's lives every day. 

What are we looking for?

What we are looking for someone with - 

  • Previous successful trust and grant writing experience, specifically core costs fundraising would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience of writing persuasively
  • Someone who has experience working in a charity fundraising team
  • Someone who is interested in working with a small charity to make a big difference
  • If this sounds like you then please don't hesitate to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. 

What difference will you make?

Volunteering for Waves Music Therapy as a trusts and grants fundraiser will make a huge difference.

We have big ambitions to grow as a charity and to be able to reach the ever growing number of people who urgently need our services. To be able to do this, we need to secure funding that will help us to move forward and will help us to grow. 

Historically, we have been successful in trust and grant fundraising. Funders like what we do but the pandemic has been tough for charities and fundraising has become more competitive. For us to address this head on, we need to be writing more bids and looking at the way we write them too. You will become a part of our pandemic recovery, a part of our growth and ultimately a part of our success. We very much hope that in future we will be able to employ a fundraiser and maybe you can assist us in creating this long term role.

  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    Music is a universal language, it appeals to us all. Using music as a therapeutic tool is an incredibly effective way for people with any additional need to engage in meaningful therapy.