Trust and Foundations Fundraising Officer


Bristol-based charity Deki is a microfinance charity that empowers African entrepreneurs to work their way out of poverty by providing life changing loans and business training. Deki lenders can make loans from as little as £10 via our crowdfunding website, and 100% of all money lent goes directly to the chosen entrepreneur - lenders are paid back over the next 12 months.

We are looking for an experienced Trust and Foundations Fundraiser to join our fundraising team for a two-month period. The main responsibilities of this role include managing a portfolio of identified and new charitable trusts and grant making bodies, to maintain and increase trust income, whilst identifying new funding opportunities and develop relevant funding proposals.

This is a fixed short-term contract of two months, working 22.5 hours a week over three days a week.

Key responsibilities include:

• The role will involve working with the Fundraising Manager to maximise income by developing relationships with grant-giving charitable trusts and institutional donors.

• Research, approach and establish relationships with current, past and prospective funders.

• Contribute towards developing a high performing funding pipeline of pre-qualified prospects.

• Write engaging and well-structured funding proposals for different types of donors.

• Secure and steward five and six-figure grants from trusts, foundations and institutional donors.

• You will need to maintain accurate, up to date and comprehensive records of trusts using databases.

• Contributing to the smooth running of the fundraising team by providing administrative and organisational support as needed.

Essential Experience:

· Experience of securing funds from Trust and Foundations

· Experience of working with databases

· Strong organisational skills

· Strong writing skills and keen eye for detail

· Self-starter and proactive personality

· Passionate about international development and Deki’s work

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cv and covering letter to, explaining how you feel your previous experience fits the requirements of this role.

  • Closing Date:
  • Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 17:00

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