Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

  • Location Vista House 1A Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7QR
  • Hours 1 day per week

About Us:

Vista changes lives. We are the leading charity working with children and adults with sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Primary Objectives:

We are looking for a Volunteer Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser to work alongside our busy Trusts & Grants Team.

You’ll play an integral part in the development and growth of both our Trusts and Foundations portfolio and income. With your support, we will increase our fundraising activity and establish new relationships and income opportunities.

Your role will mainly involve a lot of online research into Trusts and Foundations, identifying new funding opportunities for Vista, and sending funding applications.




Research Trusts and Foundations that meet Vista’s funding needs
  • Build a pipeline of prospects for the Team to approach and yield new relationships with, and prepare funding applications

  • Update our Database with Trusts information when required

  • Regularly update the Trusts and Grants Team on activity

  • Carry out general administration duties related to Trusts and Foundations Fundraising, including data entry

  • Follow all other relevant guidance and training as provided


Qualities and skills we are looking for:


  • A genuine interest in the work of Vista

  • Experience of working in an office environment

  • Good administrative and organisational skills

  • Good team working skills, enthusiasm and flexibility

  • Online research skills

  • Good written and verbal English

  • Reliability and an honest approach

  • A good level of IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft

  • Confident and professional communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

  • Disciplined and committed


Support provided for you:

  • Visual Impairment Awareness training will be provided and take place at Vista

  • Regular newsletters, updates and news from the Volunteer Manager at Vista

  • Other training as identified

  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport cost 

  • Training on specific websites/packages used by the Trusts and Grants Team.

  We hope that by becoming a volunteer you:

  • Learn about the day to day working of a Fundraising Team

  • Meet new and interesting people

  • Learn new skills that could be helpful for future employment opportunities or further learning.

  • Experience in a charity fundraising environment

Health &Safety:

  • All volunteers will be expected to:

  • Ensure that they comply with Vista’s Health & Safety policy at all time.

  • Take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others whom may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst volunteering.

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