Job description

Do you want to change the world by holding corporations to account, through encouraging churches in the ethical use of their finances and by campaigning for a fairer, greener tax system? If so, the dedicated staff team at the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a volunteer grant writer and funding researcher to work with us and help us achieve these goals. If you have proven experience of successful fundraising and can put together a winning bid then please get in touch.

About ECCR

Our vision is a more just and sustainable world – a world in which economic justice, human rights and environmental sustainability are core principles. 

Established in 1989, ECCR is a registered charity, and we want to see more people using their voices, and the finances over which they have stewardship, to hold both policy makers and companies accountable, to choose more ethical products, and to promote economic justice and environmental sustainability. 

We work through churches but also partner with other organisations within and outside the Church which share our aims and values. 

We currently do this primarily through two programmes:

  1. Money Makes Change
  2. Church Action for Tax Justice

Money Makes Change (MMC) was launched in January 2020 and is a programme and set of resources to help Christians explore and make ethical choices around money. It seeks to open up conversations around how we spend, save, and invest, and inspire action to create a fairer world through our finances. Over the last year, we have produced a suite of resources and we are now in a phase of disseminating these to individuals and churches. 

Church Action for Tax Justice (CATJ) was launched 20 months ago. The purpose is to raise awareness in churches of the importance of tax justice, to campaign for a fairer, greener tax system and to encourage Christians and faith organisations to promote tax justice through their work. We focus on campaigning, advocacy and education and want to see a tax system that serves the common good, seeks an end to tax dodging and seeks the implementation of tax policies which address poverty and inequality. Most recently, this took place through a House of Lords debate that was focussed on two of our published reports.

About you

As our Grant Writer and Funding Researcher you will lead on sourcing and pursuing potential funding opportunities, as well as writing and submitting grant applications alongside any supporting documentation. This role is primarily focussed on raising funds from grant making bodies including denominations, trusts and foundations.

You will:

  • Scan the grant making horizon in order to identify potential funding sources
  • Sift potential sources in order to identify which grant applications are most likely to succeed 
  • Work with the Executive Director and Chair to approach funders, seeking to build interest in our work and to gauge our fit with their funding priorities
  • Write and submit grant applications along with any additional required documentation
  • Track submitted applications and liaise with grant managers as appropriate during the application process
  • Review and disseminate all feedback from applications so that we are a learning organisation
  • If you have time, then also identify and pursue other potential funding sources such as churches, corporates and high net worth individuals

If you have proven experience of successful grant writing then we would love to hear from you.

Person specification:

  • A commitment to economic and environmental justice within an ecumenical context
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills
  • Persuasive written and spoken communication skills 
  • Self-motivated and highly-organised
  • Ability to work from home
  • Ability to search online databases and other sources to identify appropriate funding opportunities
  • A passion for excellence and determination to be successful

This is a voluntary, unpaid role which will be performed remotely from home. You will report to the ECCR Executive Director.

We are looking for someone who can contribute 2 – 8 hours per week for at least 3 months.

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Posted on: 27 January 2021
Closed date: 21 February 2021 at 23:30
Tags: Christian, Fundraising