This vacancy has now closed

Trust and Foundations Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £22,000 – £24,000 pro-rata
  • home based with occasional travel to Edinburgh for meetings, training and events
  • Closing 13th September 2021

  • Advertised from 16th August 2021
  • 14 hours per week or 16 hours term time


LCIL is a user-led organisation providing a range of services that enable Disabled People to live independently in the community of their choice.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and help shape and develop our work with disabled people across Edinburgh and the Lothians. We’re looking for a person who has the skills, passion and drive to share our work and mission with grant awarding bodies, to maximise our income and sustain our services for the future.

Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is a long-established charity supporting all disabled people and those living with long term conditions.

We provide a range of services including:

  • Information & Advice
  • Peer Support groups
  • Workshops and events
  • PA Employer support
  • And more

You can find out more about our work and services at our website:

This is a part time role to be worked flexibly either over 14 hours a week or 16 hours a week term time only. You will work alongside our Chief Executive Officer, staff, and volunteers to research, prioritise, and apply for grants from a variety of sources. It is an exciting opportunity to share our work, mission, and values to new and existing funders. You will be a good communicator and be able to work under your own initiative to maximise our income, build new relationships and maintain existing ones with funders.



  • Search and prioritise a list of funders, both existing and new funders to approach. This will be through online platforms, our existing database, and our current contacts.
  • Understand our services, our mission, vision, and values and how we wish those to be communicated with funding bodies.


  • Communicate with the funding bodies to ensure we meet their criteria and our project fits with their values.
  • Write compelling funding applications in your style, showcasing our work and project proposals.


  • Keep accurate records of all communications with funders within our database.
  • Keep our record of funders updated and ensure our schedule of applications is kept to.
  • Ensure we communicate when funding is received, and the appropriate paperwork has been handled.
  • Send thank you letters in a timely manner when funds are received.


  • Provide regular reports for the Chief Executive and board of trustees.
  • Record when reports are needed for funders and what information will be needed.
  • Provide reports to funders in the format they request inconjuction with Service Managers
  • Share with our funders the impact we have made and how we have used their funds to make a difference.
  • Keep our funders up to date with our work, either through our newsletter or connecting through social media.

We offer generous pension & death in service schemes, as well as a supportive working environment.

Application notes

Closing date – Monday 13th September at 12 noon

We have a number of part time vacancies advertised. If you would like to apply for more than one position, please note this on your application form.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please call Lyn Pornaro on 0131 475 2350

LCIL is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from disabled people are particularly welcome.

A company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in Scotland 129392. Charity No SC/017954