Trusts & Grants Fundraising Manager

WR Fundraising Recruitment is delighted to be working with a very well established regional children’s charity with big ambitions to drive the Trusts & Grants income generation strategy forward and enable the charity to achieve its next stage of growth.


At an exciting time of development that includes new premises in the New Year, we are recruiting for a Trusts & Grants Fundraising Manager to develop restricted and unrestricted trust and grants fundraising income and diversify the organisations donor base.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experience fundraiser with experience in securing 5 and 6 figure gifts to take a step into a new challenge and develop the Trusts & Grants fundraising function.


Duties will include:

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

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

  • Research, develop and maintain new relationships to secure fundraising opportunities

  • 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


We are seeking candidates with a strong record of achievement in trust, foundation and grant fundraising for this exciting opportunity. The Trust Fundraising Officer role is key to the development of this innovative charity’s strategy. We’re looking for candidates with a proven track record in successfully obtaining 5 & 6 figure and multi-year grants.


Applicants will need:

  • Experience of writing successful fundraising applications to foundations and charitable trusts

  • Experience of developing income from trusts, foundations and grant-giving bodies

  • Experience of developing and implementing a trust fundraising programme, including acquisition, retention and development

  • Ability to write compelling and innovative proposals and funding reports

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences

  • Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with grant-making organisations


To apply, please email a copy of your up to date CV.


Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Location

North London / Hertfordshire


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


Full Time 



Closing Date


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