Request for Proposals: Consultancy Task “Project Fundraising Assistance”

By SHRUB Cooperative, posted 01/06/20

An exciting opportunity to join the SHRUB team as a Project Fundraising Assistance

Request for Proposals: Consultancy Task: “Project Fundraising Assistance” £2,800

Application closing date: 12noon on Monday 22 June 2020

Are you a Freelance Fundraiser? Then SHRUB needs you!

We are currently looking for an experienced Freelance Fundraiser to join our SHRUB team for a limited time over the next two months. This will be to identify, develop and secure grant funding to support the future of SHRUB projects - in particular;

1. the Food Sharing Edinburgh collection and distribution network,

2. the Wee Spoke Hub - promoting DIY Cycle maintenance and active travel, and

3. contributions towards other core costs.

This role entails scoping the opportunities and the needs of each of the three elements, identifying prospective funders and drafting the main elements of agreed funding bids.

The appointed fundraiser/organisation will draw on the support of and engage with the Fundraising task group in a way that enables them to subsequently continue this activity as a mixed staff/volunteer group.

We’re a Cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste. We empower people to live a low waste and low carbon life. Become a member and swap your preloved things, enjoy some rescued food and be inspired by new ideas.

SHRUB is a member-led Cooperative with a large and enthusiastic community of volunteers who are essential to the delivery of our aims. As a part of the SHRUB team, fundraising work contributes to the strategic planning, decision-making, problem-solving and volunteer management which enables SHRUB as a whole to thrive.

Form of proposal

Please indicate how they would use your time to secure the financial support for the Coop. Please submit a two-page Proposal that outlines:

  • your previous experience / your technical capacity for undertaking this task,
  • the approach you plan to take and overall time scale / implementation plan, and
  • indicate how you will maintain high standards during the task.

This document will include:

  • all your contact details
  • an indication if you would be open to collaborating with others to deliver the task
  • full contact details for two References for whom you have done similar work / who can attest to your suitability in undertaking this work.

You are invited to paste into the same document – after these two pages – a personal or organisational CV no longer than two pages. Please send – saved with last name/company as title of the file – to by 12 noon Monday 22 June.

For further details see the Task Description

Any interviews might be held in the week commencing Monday 29 June - please indicate in your covering email if any date/time might be problematic for you.

SHRUB Coop is supported through a combination of grant funding and generous donations from our community. We’re grateful for all their support. Find out more about our grant funders by clicking on the logos above.