Fundraising lead (trusts & grants) role

We want someone to join our team and develop our fundraising. We think this will be primarily through trusts and grants but would love to build a really creative approach to fundraising and generating the income we need to sustain and grow our services and programmes.

We’ve been successful in securing grants from trusts and foundations in recent years, including Lankelly Chase, Tudor Trust, Big Lottery, Power to Change and Lloyds Foundation. This income is now reducing as we come to the end of the life cycle of the grants, so you’ll need to create and develop our fundraising strategy alongside our directors and programme leads.

We need someone with a successful background in trusts and grants fundraising to build on our historical success, and who is entrepreneurial and keen to spot and develop other fundraising and income generating opportunities too. This might look like local corporates, community or major donors to support our community hub.

If you think this could be you, please read through the information pack below for more details before applying.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to with subject head “Fundraiser”.

The deadline for applications is 10am on 30th June.

Your cover letter should be a maximum of 800 words and include:

  • What is at the heart of your offer to Likewise and this role in terms of skills, competencies, and values?
  • A reflection on what you have learned about relationships in the context of fundraising.

The recruitment process will include a selection workshop followed by a presentation and interview.

Feel free to get in touch via the above email address with any questions or for an informal chat if you’d like to find out more.

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