Inch Park Community Sports Club is looking for a hard working, enthusiastic and creative person to join us as a Fundraising officer, to lead on the development and submission of fundraising bids.
We are looking for someone who is willing to absorb themselves in the ethos and work of our charity and use flair and enthusiasm to develop new ways of bringing in both short term and longer-term funding streams. We have a huge body of impactful work and a wealth of fundraising successes to draw upon and we are looking for an individual with fundraising experience, a flexible and creative approach to fundraising and someone who can think of new ways to deliver community benefit from funding. The role would include fundraising from Trusts, Foundations, Lottery and Statutory funds as well as developing support from the business sector.
The successful candidate will be interested in our work, our approach to supporting the community through sport. The ideal candidate will have a passion for persuasive writing, they will be efficient, with good attention to detail, organised and a self-starter. They will be reliable in meeting deadlines and be organised in working in collaboration both with the Board and the wider team in the development of larger multiyear funding applications. They will be competent with numbers, budgets, and financial projections.
Inch Park is a Community Sports Club, a community hub founded by Lismore Rugby Club, Edinburgh South Community Football Club and Edinburgh South Cricket Club.
Originally formed to meet the lack of sporting facilities in the local area, our goal is to provide a vibrant inclusive community space where sport and other activities can take place.
Designated as a Community Sports Hub by our partners at Sportscotland, Inch Park exists to benefit the local community and ensure that the legacy of the club, and its hub, is passed down to future generations.
We help break down barriers and make sure sports are accessible to all who want to take part, regardless of sex, race, gender, background, or ability.
We believe inclusive and accessible sport makes a significant difference to young lives, particularly for people in disadvantaged areas. Sports not only helps with encouraging healthy lifestyles but has a much wider reach including helping with isolation, mental health, and personal development.
Our venue covers around 9.8 hectares and consists of a modern clubhouse, two full-size rugby pitches, two football pitches and a cricket oval, complete with a synthetic wicket.
Through our clubs and partners, including Scottish Rugby and Cricket Scotland, we deliver schools programmes, the government’s Active Schools programme, and various youth initiatives.
Our clubs regularly reach over 6,000 youths and adults – through playing and coaching in addition to the work of volunteers and parents.
Additionally, an estimated 2,000 people pass through the doors on a weekly basis, attending a range of classes, meetings and social events including a baby café and dance groups.
Last year even with COVID-19 we put over 26,000 hours into the community with over 200 passionate volunteers.
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