Fundraising Volunteer

A volunteer with some fundraising knowledge, skills and expertise is sought to help raise more funding and secure the future of the DalesBus network.

Each year Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company needs to raise around £100,000 to provide our bus services which facilitate access into and around the Yorkshire Dales.

Over the last few years there has been a significant drop in funding support from the public sector so we now need to seek funding from commercial sponsors, charitable trusts, local charities, local businesses and individual donations as well as organising fundraising events.

Key tasks include:
• Online research to identify possible sources of funding
• Initial approaches to potential funders online and by phone
• Preparation and submission of funding applications
• Documentation of applications made and responses received
• Liaison with other volunteers
• Identification of ways we can improve our fundraising

Skills or experience required?:

Fundraising experience would be great, but we will also consider related skills and experience, such persuasive writing, sales, project planning etc.
• Need to be experienced using Microsoft Office software, the internet and email
• Need to be able to follow fundraising best practice
• Good teamwork and communication skills are essential

Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Admin & office, Fundraising
Type(s) of cause supported: Environment, Local community, Transport
Where is the opportunity located?: Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Outside North Yorkshire
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 4+
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: