Job Description

Trust and Grants Fundraiser Job Specification

iheart is an innovative and dynamic charity that has been providing much needed resilience and wellbeing programmes to young people, teachers, and parents in the UK and other countries. We have a big vision; to create a systemic change in the way we address youth mental health.

Owing to continued growth we are currently recruiting a Trusts and Grants Fundraiser to join an ambitious team. The role holder must have at least two years’ experience in Trust and Grant Fundraising. You will be working alongside the Chief Executive and Head of Fundraising to grow this income line by implementing a strategy, developing compelling funding proposals, and building relationships with new and existing grant funders.

Key Tasks

pink-droplet    To monitor and manage the existing Trust and Grant pipeline, solidifying long term support from existing trust and grant funders.

pink-droplet    To research new relevant Trusts and Grant making bodies, preparing and writing applications and taking personal responsibility for this income stream. 

pink-droplet    To further develop ideas for compelling funding proposals working closely with relevant colleagues across the charity.

pink-droplet    To prepare all relevant reports required by Trusts and Grant making bodies. 

pink-droplet    To regularly reforecast the Trusts budget and produce accurate reports, analysing performance against agreed key performance indicators for charitable trust income. 

pink-droplet    To identify areas of growth. This could include industry award entries, institutional/statutory or international grant funding where applicable.

pink-droplet    To liaise closely with the Marketing Manager on all relevant stories that can be utilised to enhance both fundraising and public awareness of grant giving.

pink-droplet    To represent the charity at cheque presentations and other public events as necessary.


pink-droplet    To be responsible for the co-ordination of administration and correspondence.

pink-droplet    To record Trust fundraising activity on Salesforce.

pink-droplet    To work with members of the Finance team to develop project budgets.

pink-droplet    To keep up to date with new Trust funding developments, and where appropriate statutory
funding developments.

About you

pink-droplet    At least two years’ experience in a non-profit role as a Trust & Grants fundraiser.

pink-droplet    Experience of success in delivering results against set targets.

pink-droplet    Experience of building effective relationships with individuals in helping solicit support from
Charitable Trusts and Grant making bodies

pink-droplet    Excellent analytic, written, verbal communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

pink-droplet    Strong proficiency in MS Office.

pink-droplet    Previous experience in using a fundraising database. E.g. Salesforce

pink-droplet    Interest and understanding of trends in Charitable Trust and Grant making fundraising.