The main purpose of this role is to write and submit grant applications to local trust and statutory funders on behalf of the local Samaritans branch.

Further details of responsibilities;

Research and identify local trust and statutory funders of Samaritans services and costs

Draft grant applications to local trust and statutory funders

Submit draft applications to Branch Director for approval

Submit approved applications to funders and monitor outcomes, receiving and dealing with any follow-up queries and taking the lead on any presentations to funders

Monitor progress of applications, including following-up funders

Reporting back to funders about project outcomes and progress

Communicate with the Treasurer on a regular basis regarding fundraising activity 

Make sure that any applications comply with Samaritans policies (e.g. Confidentiality)

Liaise with the RFO/SCO Fundraising Team to avoid duplication of approaches to the same funder 


All out of pocket expenses related to the role will be reimbursed in line with the branch expenses policy

Volunteer Recruitment Process at the Samaritans

Interested volunteers can apply by completing an application form within the set deadline

An informal interview will be held

Attendance at an information session

All new Samaritans volunteers must complete the online mandatory training for support volunteers

Appropriate induction and training specific to the role will be arranged


Opportunity to positively affect the work of Samaritans

Opportunity to develop and use research and report writing skills

Personal development and training

Being part of a fun and dynamic fundraising team

What skills do I need?

  • Grant application experience desirable
  • Research skills
  • Strong writing skills and ability to present complex issues coherently
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn about our mission and values
  • Excellent organisation skills

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Samaritans of Shrewsbury

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  • Well-being


  • Administration
  • Advice and Information
  • Business Skills
  • Digital Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Office Adminstration
  • Research
  • Supporting Charities
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work


  • Certificate of public and employers liability that covers young people in all their activities with you
  • Child protection policy
  • Complaints Policy and procedures
  • Confidentiality Policy
  • DBS Policy for staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Regular Risk assessments of the work environment
  • Safeguarding
  • Volunteer Task/Role description
  • Volunteering Policy & Agreements
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 16/02/2024

End Date: 28/02/2025

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Availability Details

• There is no set term of appointment, though an annual review is good practice. • Timings will largely be determined by individual workload • The role can be conducted from home but will be required to attend occasional meetings at the branch


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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