Volunteering opportunity

Grant and Stakeholder Fundraising Volunteer


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Role overview

Are you interested in gaining job experience, a sense of community, learning or developing new skills, with a passion for supporting young people achieve their potential?

Our friendly team are seeking someone who can turn a phrase with a passion for helping young people, to support our grant writing and stakeholder fundraising activities. As a non-profit, we rely on funding and grants to sustain crucial areas of the business. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone with excellent written communication skills to support our small charity and make a real, tangible difference to the work we do. Previous experience of grant writing and charity fundraising is desirable but not essential.

We are looking for someone with fluent and persuasive communication skills who can support us with bid writing and researching funding streams and opportunities. We recently launched our new specialist SEMH ‘Glow’ programme with support from a grant courtesy of Children in Need. However, additional funding is still critically needed for project resources and to expand the programme. This might cover anything from a new book club for socially isolated teens to additional mentoring groups – we have lots of exciting projects in the pipeline that need funding support!

A bit about us

We work with children and young people at both primary and secondary school age who are disadvantaged because of social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. They often have a diagnosed mental health condition or are waiting for a diagnosis, and it is often correlated with a history of trauma or psychological distress, or another disability, learning need, or physical illness. Many of the children we work with are also affected by issues such as domestic violence, abuse, identity issues, bullying and many are young carers.

Whilst each child is affected differently, common issues that we see are: Problems accessing school either through non-attendance, or difficulty focusing and thriving at school, difficulties making friends leading to significant social isolation, issues with confidence and self-esteem which can lead to difficulties leaving the house or even their rooms for days at a time, suicidal attempts or ideation, self-harm, difficulties accessing support and help from statutory services, and panic attacks. Such disadvantage has long term impact on outcomes in education, mental health, health and employment.

We want to make three key differences:

  1. Improved mental health.
  2. Reduced social isolation
  3. Increased ability to thrive at school.


Main responsibilities

  • Research potential funding opportunities
  • Prepare funding proposals
  • Approach individuals, schools, universities, local authorities, shops and commercial organisations for sponsorship and donations
  • Support the events and community fundraising volunteer with events programme by contacting local partners and businesses

Ideally, you will have:

  • An interest in education, mental health, families and young people.
  • A belief in and commitment to our values.
  • Ability to use initiative and be able to work without supervision.
  • A positive attitude and flexible approach to tasks.
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to commit to at least 6 months with us. 
  • Experience of corporate fundraising or working in the charity sector is desirable but not essential.


Role details

All we ask is that you commit to a minimum of 3 hrs a week/15 hrs a month.


What you will gain:


  • Valuable experience for your CV.
  • First-hand experience of working in the charity sector.
  • A detailed reference.
  • Opportunity to develop into a decision-making role. 
  • Chance to be part of a lovely warm and supportive team. 
  • Opportunity to turn your passion for supporting young people into real positive change for a small not for profit, where every person is capable of having profound impact.
  • We want our volunteers to get the most out of their experience with us both personally and professionally. Let us know what you are after and we’ll see if we can support you.


How to apply:

Please email team@leadinglightseducationandwellbeing.org.uk with a short paragraph on why you are interested for the role, as well as any relevant/related experience and we'll go from there.

We welcome applicants from diverse members of the community and those who do not always get their voices heard.

When: Every week

We are looking for someone who can commit to 3 hrs a week/15 hrs a month.

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