WR Fundraising Recruitment

Grants & Trusts Manager

Croydon, South London | Up to £38,000 pro rata | 3 days a week, Permanent

We are WR Fundraising Recruitment and we are delighted to be working the amazing Legacy Youth Zone – Recruiting for a new Trusts Fundraising Manager vacancy


Along with a spectacular £6.5 million youth hub, this dynamic charity provides a huge range of activities and services for young people of all ages. From early years play groups to employability workshops, and everything in between, the charity provides something for everyone and works hard to give local young people the skills, confidence, and aspirations to truly unlock their potential.


The Trusts Fundraising Manager will drive income generation for Legacy Youth Zone, enabling the charity to deliver a world class youth provision for young people. To develop the case for funding through exceptional bid writing, building relationships with prospects and donors, generating an active pipeline of prospects and actively stewarding donors.


We’re looking for an enthusiastic and engaging communicator, with substantial trusts and grants fundraising and bid writing experience, who is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young people.

If that sounds like you, you could well be the charity’s new Trusts Fundraising Manager.


Duties will include:

  • Working closely with an inspirational Head of Fundraising, taking responsibility for the trust and grants component of the charity’s fundraising
  • Prospect Researching potential funding prospects
  • Delivering annual income, according to target, by submitting bids to charitable foundations and grant makers, and occasional statutory funders, that meet the funding needs of Legacy Youth Zone.
  • Working with colleagues to create budgets for bids
  • Submitting written applications to a variety of funders
  • Stewardship of donors, producing high quality reports that exceed donors’ expectations and encourage ongoing/uplifted support for the Youth Zone.


This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a small but growing, impactful fundraising team and play a critical part in shaping opportunities for London’s young people and supporting a grass roots, committed universal youth service.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of bid preparation, trusts, and grants
  • Experience of developing and submitting high quality funding applications and approaches to funders
  • Experience of cultivating relationships with funders, both via verbal and written methods of communication
  • Enthusiasm and ability to contribute to the successful development of The Youth Zone.
  • Engaging and compelling communication skills
  • Be able to manage and prioritise a varied workload

We are WR and we invest in our candidates by providing optional new starter coaching - enhancing confidence, wellbeing, professional relationships and managing change.

To apply or for further information, please email a copy of your up to date CV in the first instance to: fundraisers@wr-rec.uk.


The team at WR Fundraising Recruitment are passionate about bringing together talented fundraising professionals with fantastic organisations. We’d love to hear from you if you are looking for a new fundraising opportunity.