ID: 151546

Grant Writer (Volunteer)

Animal Welfare Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

We are seeking applications for experienced Grant Writers to research potential funding opportunities and prepare, develop and write complex grant applications

As a Grant Writer you will be responsible for:

  • Researching potential funding opportunities and access if FFARQ meets the criteria
  • Preparing, developing and writing complex grant applications and funding proposals in a timely manner
  • Learning, interpreting and applying policies, laws, rules and regulations
  • Maintaining current records in databases including grant tracking and reporting
  • Complying with grant reporting efficiently and as required by a given grant application
  • Reviewing previous grant applications and assessing potential to re-apply
  • Scanning the grant landscape to identify new grant opportunities and the eligibility of the organisation
  • Liaise with President and key internal stakeholders to establish goals and timelines, and acquire relevant project specific, business and financial information required for application
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with President and internal stakeholders to inform progress
  • Attendance at the weekly Skype meeting with the team and required to attend the Annual General Meeting and Sub Committee meetings

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor degree with a major in English, Journalism, Professional Writing, Publishing, Communications or Marketing
  • Previous experience writing and compiling funding applications with successful outcomes is essential
  • Ability to address selection criteria
  • Experience in fundraising is desirable
  • Knowledge of general acquittal processes and procedures
  • Working knowledge of GMail and Google Docs
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work cohesively within a virtual team.

Volunteer Characteristics: All volunteers within FFARQ must have integrity; respect for others and their time; and a passion to contribute to their role and the overarching goals of the team


Additional requirements

As this role is primarily virtual or home-based, you will need (at your own expense): a reliable computer, mobile phone, internet and antivirus; as well as a Facebook account (or the ability to create an account).

Applicants must be eligible to live and work in Australia.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over

Time Required

Ongoing, minimum 6 month commitment Minimum 5 hours per week

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • Writing & Editing