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Sandstone Ridge Trust Published: February 12, 2018
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Chester VA
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Suitable for under 18s


The Sandstone Ridge Trust is looking for volunteers to help develop a new funding strategy to encourage financial support from funding agencies, businesses, the local community and visitors. Generating new sources of income is key to the future success of the charity and to fund the ambitious plans it has to conserve and enhance this wonderful landscape for the enjoyment of all. If you have an interest in charity fundraising this could be the role for you. These are exciting times for you to get involved with the Trust – following on from the successful conclusion of Ridge: Rocks and Springs, we are midway through another Heritage Lottery funded project in which we are exploring ways to secure the long-term future of the area.

We are looking for volunteers to help with one or more of the following activities

Researching funding and income generation opportunities that meet the current and future needs of the Trust

Developing a mix of options for fundraising and income generation that will support the core work of the Trust and its future activities

Drawing up a list of priorities to pursue

Completing application forms and developing funding bids/proposals

What attributes/skills do you need?

Understanding of the Trust’s Business Plan and where the organisation is heading

Interest in charity fundraising / sponsorship / innovative community fundraising

IT literate and proficient in Microsoft packages

Access to a computer, email and telephone

How much time do you need to commit?

The role is flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you want to, but we suggest half a day or a day per week

We would prefer a minimum commitment of 3 months to the role.

What support will you be given?

Appropriate support and supervision in your role, including any training required

You will be responsible to a member of the Trustee Board or Transition Project Officer

Trustees and the HLF Transition Project Officer will be available to give you support, advice and guidance

Attendance at fundraising events

What benefits can you expect?

Opportunities to meet new people in your community and working as part of a small team

To develop self-confidence and fundraising skills

Learn new skills and enhance your CV

You can claim previously agreed out of pocket expenses

The opportunity to make a difference to the conservation and enhancement of the Sandstone Ridge and people’s enjoyment of it


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