Fundraising Officer – Trusts & Grants

WR Fundraising Recruitment is recruiting a Trusts Fundraising Executive for one of London’s best known charities to assist in researching and writing trust & grants applications.


At an exciting time of development, we are looking for an aspiring fundraising professional with some exposure to researching potential funders and bid writing /application administration to identify and research trusts and major donors and write compelling cases for support while maintaining relationships with existing donors.

Working closely with the Head of Philanthropy, duties will include:

  • Prospect research and identify suitable grant giving trusts and foundations

  • Develop giving through a wide range of techniques and approaches, including effective research, high quality written applications and proposals, peer to peer asking, and event invitations.

  • Prepare and submit well-written, compelling and complete funding applications

  • Monitor reapplications to current supporters

  • Establish and maintain relationships with a portfolio of trust donors and major donors

  • Writing compelling cases for support and follow up reporting


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in fundraising. You will be working with the support of the Head of Philanthropy Fundraising and have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience in trust fundraising.


Experience in the administration of fundraising applications to Trusts / Foundations would be desirable but not essential


Applicants will need:

  • Experience of the charitable sector (preferably in fundraising)

  • Experience of writing detailed funding applications, reports or reports or similar

  • Experience of professional relationship building

  • Ability to write compelling and innovative proposals and funding reports

  • First class, demonstrable written communication skills

  • Ability to work harmoniously within a small team


To apply or for further information, please email a copy of your up to date CV in the first instance to or call a member of our team for an informal chat on 020 3286 0375


WR Fundraising Recruitment are passionate about bringing together talented fundraising professionals with fantastic organisations. We’d love to hear from you if you are looking for a new fundraising opportunity.

Job Location

Central London


£32,700 per annum


Full Time



Closing Date


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