Grant Writer for small creative community charity

The Art Ministry

Do you have experience in writing funding bids, and researching funding opportunities? We are looking for an experienced volunteer to support us to bring in additional funding.

Published On: 22/01/2024
About this opportunity from The Art Ministry

Help a small charity to improve even more of the community’s health and well-being through engaging in creative activities, by improving the quality, quantity, size and success rate of our funding applications.
You will be volunteering closely with the Chair of Trustees, who has been writing funding bids for over 10 years. We are keen to share the responsibility for grant writing and to involve someone with professional experiance with a view to them eventually taking over as a supported lead grant writer. We currently need to raise between £50,000 and £75,000 a year from grants.
Our Charity aims to make a big difference to local community’s mental health and well-bring by engaging them in affordable creative activities.
An experienced grant writer will help us increase our income by:
-identifying more funding opportunities and applying for them.
-increasing our success rate.
-helping us secure funding that is for a longer term and for a larger amount then now.
-giving us the confidence to aim higher in our funding bids in order to fund our growth and sustainability plans.


We are looking for a volunteer who can:
-write successful funding bids.
-research funding opportunities.
-identify suitable fundraising targets.
-demonstrate excellent written and financial skills.
-work remotely and as part of a team.
-make plans, forecasts, and budgets, keep the up to date and report on them.
-help develop a fundraising strategy.
-understand the needs of the charity and of the funder and create bids that satisfy both.

Activity Types

Administration and Office | Fundraising and Finance | Supporting charities | Working from Home


Civic responsibility and communities | Disability | Mental Health


You will need to allow an average of 1-3 hours a week to cover all aspects of the role.

Find out more

For more information about The Art Ministry and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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