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Trusts & Grants Fundraiser (Part Time - Flexible Hours)

£26,000 - £32,000 per year FTE - (£20,800 - £25,600 for 30 hours per week)
Part-time (30 hours per week, can be worked flexibly over the working week.)
Job description

Remote 30 hours per week - flexible working hours throughout the week


The Lake District Calvert Trust is a charity that challenges disability through outdoor adventure. We provide fun-filled outdoor adventure for all, with our adapted equipment and specialist knowledge, offering an experience like no other to people with disabilities, their friends and family.

We are a small team who are passionate about people achieving their potential using the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside in order them to develop, change perception and make positive and lasting changes to their lives.

Our vision and values are people focused, it is important that we focus on our people and continue to make Calvert Lakes an amazing place to work.


The role is essential to delivering the charities income targets for Trusts and Foundations and developing long term relationships. In addition, the post holder will support the Head of Income Generation with approaching, reporting, and maintaining Trust and Foundation relationships for major appeals.

he Fundraising Officer will work as part of the Fundraising team and focus on delivering income targets from trusts and foundations. The role is responsible for growing LDCT’s trust and foundation income by increasing the amount and longevity of funding from current supporters, as well as building a portfolio of new trusts and foundations through research, maintaining a pipeline of prospects, updating the Funding Matrix and making successful applications. Building good relationships with new funders including regular reporting, as well as good stewardship of existing funders, is an important part of the role.  


  1. Delivering on fundraising priorities and targets for trusts and foundations income, including our current and future major appeals.
  2. Researching, identifying, and prioritising appropriate trusts and foundations to maintain and convert a pipeline of new, prospective trusts and foundations.
  3. Working with colleagues across the organisation to help shape projects for funding and creating strong Cases for Support to ensure effective applications.
  4. Writing and submitting high quality targeted funding applications.
  5. Maintaining an effective stewardship programme for trusts and foundations including appropriate accurate records, ensuring the fundraising e-Tapestry database is kept up-todate and that fundraising income is processed efficiently with timely thank you letters and acknowledgements.
  6. Managing relationships with existing and new funders to encourage maximum funding, multi-year funding awards and repeat funding.
  7. Monitoring outcomes, updating the Funding Matrix and producing timely reports and information as required externally by funders and internally for Management reporting.
  8. Promoting the support of funders through press releases and social media posts.
  9. Adhering to standards of fundraising best practise as set out in the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Practise and ensuring all activities comply with relevant Data Protection obligations and any other legislation

Contract - Permanent - following 6 months probation

Hours -      Part time - 30 hours per week - Remote - hours can be worked flexibly throughout the week.

Holidays    33 days per year (26.5 days for 4 days per week)

Please contact us for further infornation or to request an applicaiton pack.



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The Lake District Calvert Trust View profile Company size Size: 51 - 100
Posted on: 22 April 2024
Closed date: 06 May 2024 at 11:54
Tags: Fundraising