Grants and Funding Bid Writer
Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support.
A diagnosis of autism can leave a family with more questions than answers. Many parents suddenly find themselves facing a scary and uncertain future. We are here to support the families through the tough times, to offer a helping hand along the way; a life-line or just a friendly ear to listen, understand and advise.
The main purpose of the role is:
Many of the community services offered through Autism West Midlands are non-statutory funded. The post-holder will be responsible for identifying and maximising funding opportunities through voluntary funded sources such as charitable trusts, grant makers and government bodies/NHS.
The post holder will work closely with managers within relevant departments in order to identify and match opportunities of funding with project requirements. They will work closely with the Marketing and Community Fundraising team to ensure co-ordination of different types of application for different projects and services.
- Research and identify potential funding opportunities and their grant eligibility criteria using funding databases, internet searches and printed and online resources
- Create and update a database of relevant funding bodies to support the target projects and services for Autism West Midlands
- Manage and develop key contacts at new and existing trusts and grant making bodies such as the National Lottery Fund, to ensure Autism West Midlands has up-to-date knowledge of upcoming grants and programmes.
- Identify relevant public sector grants or contracts for the provision or support of Autism services
- Work closely with the Marketing Team and liaise with delivery staff and managers and people in receipt of our support services to prepare powerful case studies, evidence and data to support our applications.
- Write persuasive and powerful applications to all relevant grant makers, addressing grant-making priorities and/or requirements as specified by individual grant making bodies.
At Autism West Midlands we offer a competitive benefits package including:
- 33 days annual leave (pro rata)
- A fully paid for Healthcare Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Life Assurance
- Specialist Training
- Company Sick Pay
- Company pension scheme
- Regular supervisions and peer support
- Discounts at leisure centres & gyms
- Free onsite parking
Closing Date: Monday 24th February 2020 at 5pm.
Interviews will be held 03/03/2020