Trust Fundraiser – £28k – £30k

We are looking for a Trust Fundraiser for our client who is based in Eastleigh. The role purpose is to raise money through grants and donations from charitable trusts, by developing well researched and compelling funding propositions, and building strong long-term relationships with funders.


To secure multi-year and one-off grants from charitable trusts, and other grant making bodies.

Work closely with the prospect researcher to carry out research to identify and cultivate prospective funders, discuss potential projects, submit excellent written applications and manage follow ups.

Maintain a pipeline of funding opportunities ensuring that all funder profiles are complete and up to date

Develop and maintain an excellent knowledge of our services and build strong internal relationships with colleagues especially service delivery and finance teams.

Stay up to date of all fundraising opportunities the charity has to offer and prepare strong and compelling grant proposals for all fundable areas of the charity, working closely with colleagues from other teams.

Write and submit end of grant and interim funding reports to donors and funders within agreed timescales.

Deliver exemplary stewardship to donors that inspires continued support, through written communications as well as through events, visits and meetings.

Keep up to date with best practice in fundraising and comply with relevant legislation, emerging trends for trust fundraising and continue to innovate and develop this area.

Work with the marketing team to create compelling case study stories that can be used in funding applications and reporting, and to ensure donors are publicly recognised as appropriate.

Contribute to the production of the Annual Report, appeals and newsletters as needed.

Ensure the database is kept up to data accurately recording communications and enable reporting on expected income.

Work with the wider fundraising team to explore cross-over of opportunities between trust, major donor and corporate supporters.

Essential Skills

Well-developed understanding of the value and importance of the voluntary sector, and trust fundraising

Well-honed communication skills (verbal, written, listening), with demonstrable experience of writing compelling proposals and presentations.

Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in building strong long-term relationships

Strong organisational and administrative skills with meticulous attention to detail

Ability to understand and interpret data to be used to secure funding.

Demonstrable ability to plan, prioritise and work proactively under own initiative

A team player with flexible approach, willing to work with and support colleagues across the organisation

IT skills, including Microsoft 365, SharePoint and databases.

Empathy with our aims and values, including an understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity.

Full Clean Driving Licence

Desirable Skills

Track record in developing funding applications

Experience of Salesforce

Strong administrative skills

This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) but we will consider part time or flexible working requests

Hybrid – office base is in our Head Office

Sector: Commercial
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent

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