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Trust and Grants Fundraising Assistant

If you are creative, passionate about our work and love storytelling, then you could be the person we are looking for. Join our dynamic Trust and Foundations team where you’ll exercise your writing skills to generate life changing funds that make a difference to families whose lives have been devastated by abuse.

Role description

This role would be ideal for an inspiring Grants Fundraiser or someone who loves to research, has an interest in data, an eye for detail and is passionate about conveying our story to potential funders.

This role can be fully remote, or can take place in any of our offices, Exeter or Trowbridge.

Role commitment: 7.5 -15 hours per week (1-2 days)

The role will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Researching external Trust and Foundations to identify potential funders.
  • Research external information and statistics to support FearFree applications.
  • Work with internal teams to identify and agree priority projects for grant funding.
  • Create engaging funding applications in line with FearFree Trust and Grants guidelines.
  • Record, monitor, update and report on all funding applications with relevant teams within FearFree.
  • Identify and nurture funding relationships with current and potential funders, in line with the Trusts and Grants strategy.
  • Contribute to monthly and quarterly internal and external newsletters.

Training and support

FearFree will provide induction training and appropriate training to the role. This role offers the opportunity to develop skills and make an incredible difference to the people we support. The volunteer will be fully supported.

This is an exciting time to be part of our leading Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence organisation. References can be requested after 3 months of active volunteering.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about supporting the work of our organisation (essential)
  • Good communication, writing and editing skills. (essential)
  • Experience in a highly sensitive work environment (desirable)
  • Empathy for individuals who have experienced domestic abuse (essential)
  • Good organisational skills (essential)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
  • IT skills – we use Office 365: Outlook, Excel, Word and our internal databases. (essential)


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