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Fundraiser for Prodigal Bikes

Fundraiser for Prodigal Bikes

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Broadshard, Crewkerne TA18, UK
FundraisingITReading & Writing
Foreign aid and disaster reliefEducationWellbeing
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We have been growing steadily for seven years, and now need someone to look after our fundraising - applying to trust funds for our UK and Africa work.

Detailed description

Prodigal Bikes currently turns over just over £30k per year. Around half our income is self-generated through our bike workshop, but we rely on Trust Funds to provide the other half. Our charitable work, and hence the trust funds we apply to, are focused in three areas;

  • Helping disengaged people around Somerset towards employment by them learning basic engineering skills as they prepare our bikes.
  • Providing bikes and accessories for people on low incomes in Somerset who need free transportation.
  • Providing bikes and ongoing support to people in East Africa, who need our bikes to get to far away schools, healthcare facilities and workplaces.

We now produce over 300 bikes per year, so need to delegate our fundraising to give us more time working in our workshop.

As a fundraiser, you will be responsible to finding and researching trust funds, then applying during their application windows, either via their websites or by letter. Good writing and IT skills are essential.

We get regular feedback from our beneficiaries here and in Africa, so you will be able to see the fruits of your labours. Prodigal Bikes is a very friendly and interesting charity to work for. We guarantee you will find it very rewarding too.

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💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Prodigal Bikes

Prodigal Bikes collects unwanted bikes around South Somerset. We restore and improve the bikes working alongside people with backgrounds in long term unemployment, offending, exclusion from school or with Special Needs. This work helps teach basic Engineering skills, and helps towards employment or further training in Engineering-related sectors. Our bikes are then given to people on low incomes in Somerset (most of whom are Refugees and Asylum Seekers), or shipped to Africa to help people there reach far away education, healthcare and employment.