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Give Opportunity Global

Give Opportunity Global is a charity registered in England and Wales with the objective of empowering and supporting the poor in East Africa to access education, basic healthcare, clean water and microfinance.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for Grants and Research Manager role to assist writing high quality grant applications and carrying out research on potential funders. You will be working closely with executive team to raise vital funds to support our charity projects.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain invaluable hands-on experience whilst contributing to life changing projects helping children to access education and empower women and youth with capital to start small businesses to generate income and break poverty cycle.

Role Aim: 

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for a Grants and Research Manager role. The role will support applications to trusts, foundations and corporate funders. Carrying out research and write briefs on potential funders and support the team in their fundraising activities.

Working closely with executive team, you will help us raise funds we need to support our ‘build a school and women economic empowerment projects’.

This is a great opportunity which will give you invaluable hands-on experience of critical thinking, creativity, coordinating with others, people management, problem solving, negotiation, emotion intelligence, decision making, communication and business development.

No prior experience is required but willingness to learn and do the job to the expected standards.


• Assist with writing high quality grant applications which are effective in securing funds from trusts, foundations and corporate funders.

• Assist carrying out research and write briefs on potential funders for the executive team.

• Assist build strong relationships with potential supporters, ensuring the maximum likelihood of success.

• Assist other members of fundraising team as may be required.

• Liaise with executive team to plan and implement funding projects.

• Meet with executive team for work review and updates.

Skills needed: 

• Have good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

• Some experience of fundraising in the charitable sector.

• Engaging writing style and ability to write persuasive and creative proposals.

• Be able to work from their own initiative and follow instructions from executive team

• Be organised, reliable and committed

• Have an attention to detail

• Be innovative and can-do attitude

• Sound IT skills


Use of MS Office training will be offered if required, grant application and bid writing training will be offered depending on volunteer’s level of competence.

301 WH, Bonham Carter House London WC1E 6EB
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
We are mindful of students’ study demands, we are flexible and can negotiate convenient time

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here