CASP is in urgent need of additional help to raise funds in order to remain sustainable during this Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. CASP provides a vital role in supporting working/student parents with their childcare needs.
We are looking for volunteer Fundraisers to support our Chief Executive Officer in identifying and applying for funding, grants, particularly from Trusts, Foundations and Institutions. As well as help to develop a robust fundraising strategy to meet the long term sustainability of the organisation.
The role includes:
Research and implement funding opportunities with a view to improving cash flow within the organisation.
Write and submit funding applications and proposals to relevant funders to obtain funds from various sources.
Develop a portfolio of a broad range of fundraising opportunities.
Work alongside the Chief Executive Officer in order to balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the most appropriate fundraising activities with the highest chance of success.
Set up, manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information
Work with the CEO, trustees and senior staff management to develop an overall fundraising strategy to utilize and diversify income streams.
Since losing our core funding from Southwark Council in 2012, to deliver the out of school childcare services CASP has struggled to sustainably meet overhead and direct expenses for the core of our operation. The coronvirus out break and the ordered closure by the government of all non essentials goods and services including schools and childcare services to reduce the impact of spreading the coronavirus and save life. The impact of this sudden reduction of income from our parents is having a knock on affect on our ability to remain sustainable and meet our overheads cost, therefore uncertainty for our medium and long term plan.
The impact of Covid-19 on parents will see many; particular low income families with children fall deeper into poverty as they will find it more difficult to manage and recovery, taking them longer to recuperate. They are also more likely to lose their job through no fault of their own.
CASP is an essential part of the childcare sector services and provides a vital role in the local community by supporting parents back to work as the current lockdown eases. If CASP close it will have a devastating impact on working families and parents pursuing employment or further studies to improve their employment opportunity.
Please provide a covering letter, no more than 1 page of A4, to accompany your CV.