National Lottery Community Fund - Funding Officer

National Lottery Community Fund - Funding Officer


In the role of Funding Officer you will join the vibrant, friendly team in the North West region helping to make sure our funding supports a wide variety of communities and places locally. We are looking for talented local people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through funding. Whether through lived or gained experience you will really understand the communities we work with. 

As a member of the funding team you will assess applications for funding and manage grants from our Reaching Communities and Partnerships programmes. You will use your local knowledge and experience, and the experience of our grant holders and local stakeholders, to ensure we are making the best decisions on the grants we make. By working closely with people and communities in a defined geographical area, you will understand what matters to them and where our funding can make the biggest difference. 

Alongside gaining an understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity and inclusion and our funding programmes, you will be responsible for your own caseload; liaising with grant recipients, visiting projects, identifying and managing risks, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact. 

You will need to understand and respond to the different needs of our applicants and grant holders by providing advice and feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations. 

Part of your role will be to represent the Fund within your local area including at funding fairs and external meetings and create opportunities for people to come together.  Sharing learning from your conversations, events, grant holder reports and evaluations you will support the Fund in maximining our impact as a grant maker.

The successful candidate will live in the North West with easy access to Lancashire East or Greater Manchester and will have a strong working knowledge of the area and sector. 

To find out more and apply - read more here

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 26 June, 2022

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