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What Works Fund

Our Chief Officer Grahame was at the British Library this week as part of a gathering of projects supported by Financial Capability and the Money Advice Service's What Works Fund. Our evaluation of the project is linked below

Link to PDF: file:///P:/Beth%20Os%20Folder/ACTS%20-%20MAS%20project%20evaluation%20final%20report%20v3_120818.pdf

Skills and Opportunities Fund

EXCITING ANNOUNCMENT ! We have been shortlisted in the Skills and Opportunities Fund. you can read about the project by visiting  and selecting the North region. Please consider us for a vote and get your relatives, friends, anyone you can to do the same


Job Description

Job Title: Grants and Funding Coordinator

Reporting to: Chief Officer/Board of Trustees Salary: 21 hours (flexible) pro - rata - £28,000 per annum full time, amount payable £ 16800 p.a.

Contract Permanent [after successful probation period]

To obtain grants from Trusts, Foundations and all other funders for the charity and conduct effective fundraising campaigns. As the charity is completely self-funding, it is imperative that we install a process of acquiring funding to support the charity in a consistent way. The role requires research and the initiation and preparation of applications to obtain funding and grants from Trusts, Foundations and other funders.

- Research grants that are suitable for Age Concern Tyneside South
- Build on existing Age Concern Tyneside South database of grants available
- Applications to be diligently completed to an exceptionally high standard
- Preparation of supporting documents for the applications
- Gathering information from different sources
- Providing detailed reports to funders to justify their investment
- Manage the calendar of grants and ensure it is in line with the main charity calendar
- Work with Chief Officer to develop increased income from Community fundraising
- Meet and exceed the annual targets set by the Board
- Recruit new donors to Regular Giving Campaign
- Provide supporting documents and data to those donors on their investment
- Design and develop fundraising materials i.e. newsletters, leaflets, sponsorship
- Reporting back to the Chief Officer and board on progress
- Research all forms of fund raising
- Present to the Board on fundraising and funding proposals
- Review bid applications
- Prepare case studies for use in supporting bids

- Self-motivated
- Self-starter who is able to manage their own workload
- Target driven
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Confident in approaching people
- Confident in communication
- Exceptional writing skills
- Organised - Attention to detail
- Excellent planning skills
- Knowledge of older persons services
- Positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Approachable
- Experience of the charity and adult social care sectors is preferable but not essential
- An understanding of budgeting and costing of projects
- An ability to work occasional evenings/weekends and attend out of hours meetings
- Strong team working focus

General Skills:
- Articulate and an excellent commander of the English language, both spoken and written
- Ability to use all Microsoft packages
- Clean driving licence
- Would prefer someone with similar experience

Required licence or certification:
Clean Driver’s Licence

Required Education:
* A Level qualifications or equivalent

Application forms can be obtained by emailing

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd November at 4 p.m. Interviews to be held on 9th November.

Application Form (click below)