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Charity Fundraiser Commission

Sing Up Foundation is looking to appoint a charity fundraiser to help the organisation bring in funds over six months commencing December 2022/January 2023. The commission can be for a freelancer, a fixed-term employee or an organisation.

The Foundation has already secured a sustainability grant from Arts Council England, which will help it to create a permanent online platform to support professionals (including those who are not expert singing practitioners) working with singing and children & young people’s (CYP) mental health & wellbeing, with a particular focus on schools. It now seeks funding to build a much-needed community of practice, commission resources and a training offer, and support action research through innovative projects across the country. Such work is likely to involve a range of partners, with the Foundation being the lead partner and budget holder.

We are particularly interested in fundraising to run a singing for wellbeing action research project based in five secondary schools working with a partner organisation – this project already has a developed case for support.

As a growing organisation working in a broad and complex field, we are also looking at other potential projects, which may include (but not exclusively):

  • Commissioning a suite of training videos and accompanying resources to support song writing as a way to connect with and support CYP

  • Action research into collaborative approaches between music therapists and singing practitioners, exploring the inter-relationship between clinical, psychosocial and musical outcomes

  • A singing for wellbeing project working with young refugees and unaccompanied minors

Naturally, the Foundation would also be in a position to respond to new identified funding opportunities for other programmes which align with its aims.


  • Create a case for support for the Foundation and a 3-5-year fundraising plan

  • Plan potential trust & foundation approaches with SUF staff, including a review of potential funders on the existing Foundation database

  • Update or create cases for support for activity as required

  • Identify, research and advise upon opportunities for funding these projects through Trusts and Foundations.

  • Submit and manage the application process for these fundraising activities


  • Five years’ experience in fundraising for charities especially with Trusts and Foundations

  • Recent success with applying for grants with Trusts and Foundations

  • Up to date understanding of the charity sector, undertaking due diligence and charity legislation

  • Excellent written English and attention to detail for writing proposals, reports, applications, etc

Desirable Experience/Expertise:

  • Arts/Music/Singing

  • Primary & secondary education

  • Disadvantaged/Marginalised Groups

  • Refugees

  • Mental Health/Health Projects

  • Experience with Individual Giving/Crowdfunding

How to apply For further information and to apply, please send your CV (including 2 references) and a response to the brief, including your proposed amount of time and costs, to Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview over Zoom with the Sing Up Foundation team.

Deadline for applications: 9am on Monday 14 November 2022

If you would like an informal conversation regarding the brief, please get in touch with Celi Barberia, Head of Foundation at

For more information on Sing Up Foundation, visit

Download a PDF version of this commission:

Fundraiser Brief Oct-22
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