• Baz Chapman

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 development@singupfoundation.org. 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 development@singupfoundation.org.

For more information on Sing Up Foundation, visit www.singupfoundation.org

Download a PDF version of this commission:

Fundraiser Brief Oct-22
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