Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

WR Fundraising Recruitment have a fantastic opportunity for a fundraiser with a passion for engaging charitable trusts and foundations. Leading on the development and stewarding of a significant portfolio, this role plays a key part in the organisational fundraising strategy to support young people with significant learning challenges.


As part of a small and dedicated team, you will be working collaboratively with the Head of Fundraising to reach out to new supporters, both in the UK and internationally. With a wide range of exciting projects and appeals to drive forward, you will be putting together engaging and compelling proposals, managing ongoing relationships, and ensuring that donors are kept updated on the impact of their support.


Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Writing compelling, engaging and highly tailored fundraising proposals

  • Researching and developing new supporters from trusts and foundations

  • Manage current large grants, working collaboratively with the Head of Fundraising on impact reporting and evaluation

  • Build relationships, multiyear partnerships and income from existing trusts and foundations

  • Write tailored, inspirational applications and project reports addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified

  • Develop and maintain reporting and application systems and coordinate information across the fundraising team

  • Liaise closely with senior managers and teams to plan and develop the strongest possible proposals and build relationships

  • Evaluate, monitor and report back to donors in a timely fashion on projects which have been funded


The ideal candidate for this role will be:

  • Experienced writing successful fundraising applications to foundations and charitable trusts

  • Experienced in developing and implementing a trust fundraising programme, including acquisition, retention and development

  • Able to write compelling and innovative proposals and funding reports

  • Able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences

  • Confident developing relationships with grant-making organisations

  • Highly organised, confident managing a varied and time sensitive portfolio of work

  • A positive team player, flexible, adaptable, and professional

  • A persuasive writer and communicator, with an enthusiastic approach to fundraising


To register your interest and for more information please send your CV in the first instance.

Job Location

Reading, Berkshire


£30,000 - £35,000 per annum on experience


Full Time (37.5 hours)



Closing Date


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