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Fundraising Trainee

Job Description

Although, we deliver several projects and initiatives, this role will not be a project work role. We are offering a placement opportunity for a student who is ideally in their penultimate year of University (flexible) to join our team as a Fundraising Trainee. This role is pivotal to our mission as it involves crafting compelling funding applications to secure the necessary resources for our projects.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify potential funding sources: Utilise various online platforms, databases, and networks to identify potential sources of funding and collate.

  • Work closely with our fundraising team to prepare and write detailed and persuasive grant proposals. 

  • Collaborate with different departments to gather information and data for applications.

  • Maintain a calendar of application deadlines and ensure timely submissions.

  • Follow up on submitted applications and manage correspondence with funders.

  • Assist in developing project budgets and financial plans for grant applications.

  • Track and report on the status of funding applications.


The ideal candidate is a motivated and detail-oriented student with excellent writing and research skills. They should be passionate about social causes and possess the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 

Person Specification

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organisational abilities.

  • Ability to work under deadlines.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Passionate about the non-profit sector and social causes

Working Hours:

Mon-Thurs 10AM-5PM. We are flexible and willing to accommodate a flexible working days and time to support the student’s needs. Students usually come in for four days per week.


  • Gain hands-on experience in the non-profit sector.

  • Opportunity to make a real impact by helping secure funding for meaningful projects.

  • Work in a supportive and collaborative environment.

  • On site parking

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