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Grants & Fundraising Officer

Location: Home-based / Online
Employment Type: Voluntary

About the role

What you will gain

As our Grants & Fundraising Officer, your main responsibilities would be to plan and assist in raising funds for BYOU+ to ensure we maintains a healthy balance of both capital and reserves.

We are looking for someone who will assist in raising funds for BYOU+ and attend events to discover new fundraising opportunities to ensure BYOU+ meets its targets.

  • Being part of a friendly and diverse team.

  • Learn and be part of BYOU+ campaigning work.

  • Comprehensive induction, training, and ongoing support.

The skills you need

You do not need any previous experience, but the following will be useful:

  • Excellent numeracy skills, capable of analysing financial information and presenting it in an accessible format (such as project budgets for funding applications).


  • Excellent administration and organisational skills, including being IT literate with the ability to be self supporting in the use of computer software, including the MS Office Suite and databases.


  • The ability to work within BYOU+ policies and guidelines.


  • Good written communication skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.


  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information.


  • Enthusiasm for the work of BYOU+ and it’s values.


  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and motivated to work as an individual.

Your responsibilities

  • Support planning fundraising activity, including generating and testing new ideas.


  • Attending and supporting events on behalf of BYOU+.


  • Developing links with local organisations and participating in fundraising opportunities.


  • Attending local networking events.


  • Supporting with grant applications.


  • Supporting with funding to trust funds.

Learning opportunities

There will be ongoing support and training throughout your volunteering:


  • Full welcome induction

  • Training in appropriate BYOU+ Policies

  • Safeguarding training relevant to your role

About us

BYOU+ is an inclusive LGBTQ+ and allies adult community.

BYOU+ is a not for profit, volunteer lead organisation with a dedicated team of people focused on the improvement and enhancement of LGBTQ+ lives that aim to make a positive difference to the community by;


  • Promoting Positive Mental Health through our in-person LGBTQ+ monthly group meetings and with support from our Mental Health Champions.


  • Tackling Social Isolation through our befriending service, supporting people to attend public events like cinema, pride events, local events or even a coffee.

  • Campaigning for LGBTQ+ equality through our projects and campaigns feeding into the Wigan Pride festival and other charities.

Our aims


Tackling loneliness and social isolation

The role profile is an outline indicator for the general role activities and may be adjusted considering the changing needs of BYOU+. We expect the post holder to be as positive and flexible as possible in using this document.


Covid Safe
BYOU+ are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to attend events/meetings in-person to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to attend such events, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.



We are asking people to commit to attending the relevant team meetings. These meetings are usually one hour every month. 

Each person generally commits approximately 4-6 hours a month, with more commitment usually needed during Pride season.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures plus adult barred list check

For further information, please contact us

Written By: MN                                     

Lasted updated: 15/01/2022

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