Trust Fundraiser

Trust Fundraiser

Short term project
At a glance


  • Fundraising events
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Researching funders / writing proposals
  • Copywriting / journalism
  • Research


Newbury, RG14 5AA
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? 100 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week
Estimated to require about 2-3 days per month.


21 Aug 2020

A small international development charity is seeking to grow and expand its funding base. The charity is looking for someone with experience in writing proposals for international projects supporting education, health and livelihoods.

What will you be doing?

The charity currently relies exclusively on fundraising through overseas challenge events offered to university students. With the current COVID pandemic and disruption to travel all the charities events for 2020 have been postponed causing a major shortfall in our fundraising for the year.

The charity would like to use this as an opportunity to expand its sources of funding and is looking to attract funds from large grant giving trusts, corporate partners and other philanthropic bodies. The charity is thus seeking an individual who brings experience in researching funding sources, writing proposals and making a pitch for funding with potential grant givers.

The charity runs programmes in six low income and developing countries - Cambodia, India, Nepal, Peru, Tanzania and Thailand working mainly with children to help improve the quality of education & learning, raise awareness of health and hygiene and provide opportunities for better livelihoods. The charity reaches 9,000 beneficiaries and delivers around 5,000 workshops to help make a difference to people’s lives.

With the current COVID crisis all schools are closed and children in the low income communities where the charity works are unable access learning opportunities. The in-country teams have been working with partner schools and local NGOs to develop learning packs and deliver these to children at their homes.

However with a major impact on its fundraising the charity is not being able to reach and support all its beneficiaries.

What are we looking for?

Essential experience and skills would include:

  • Successful fundraising with trusts, corporates or philanthropists.
  • Researching grant giving bodies and writing proposals for funding 

Previous experience supporting international projects with a focus on education and health would be desirable.

What difference will you make?

As the current fundraising has been significantly impacted due to the current COVID crisis, there is an opportunity to make a significant difference to the organisation’s capacity to continue to support its beneficiaries by identifying additional sources of funding.

Identifying additional sources of funding will also enable the charity to become stronger in the longer term after the current situation has improved and the work you do will have a long term impact on the organisation’s ability to support some of the most vulnerable communities in low income and developing countries.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The satisfaction that comes from making a difference to the lives and futures of children in disadvantaged and low income communities is the biggest benefit for volunteers with the charity. By using your skills and experience you will not only help the charity continue to reach and support children who are unable to attend school with the current COVID situation.

You will be reimbursed any reasonable out of pocket expenses.

Before you apply

Please provide CV and cover letter including previous experience of successful fundraising, highlight relevant skills and experience and explain how you would go about fundraising for the FutureSense Foundation.
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people
  • To support disadvantaged communities around the world have a better future.