Volunteer Opportunity

Lottery Funding Specialist

Volunteer must be in United Kingdom
Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
A few hours per week


Lottery Funding Specialist


Do you have experience writing grant applications from the National Lottery Community Fund (previously The Big Lottery Fund) Awards for All, Reaching Communities, Partnerships, #iwil Fund, The UK Fund, and the Climate Action Fund in the UK? You will be responsible for the overall administration and management support of the Lottery-funded projects and actively contribute to preparing new Lottery project proposals.

Duties and Responsibilities


Proposal Writing

  • Mapping of the Lottery Fund and international funding opportunities and private investors funding.
  • Conducting research, analysis and documentation.
  • Conceptualisation, visualisation and iterative challenging of new project ideas.
  • Design the Lottery Fund and international projects.
  • Consortium-building, introduction to relevant consortia, and partners’ recruitment for the Lottery funding applications.
  • Writing the Lottery fund project proposals including scientific excellence, societal impact and project implementation, budget, deliverables, and planning.
  • Submission of the Lottery Fund project application forms and proposals.

Project Management

  • Lead on the successful implementation of the Lottery Fund project deliverables and develop and manage an implementation timetable to ensure delivery of project targets to a high quality and within the contracted timeframe and budget.
  • Plan project activities, and supporting project leads to ensure detailed project implementation plans are in place, understood by team members, and effectively implemented as scheduled.
  • Track progress against programme objectives, ensuring full completion as per programme work plans.
  • Ensure effective systems to monitor and evaluate the quality of project delivery are in place.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of comprehensive and cost-effective project visibility and communication strategies, reaching out to all project stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality reporting of project achievements and documenting best practices and lessons learnt in the course of implementation.
  • Work closely with support departments (Finance and ΙΤ) to ensure adequate support for project delivery.

Budget Management

  • Be responsible for designated project budgets, including monitoring expenditures against budget lines and ensuring funds are appropriately utilised in meeting project objectives.


  • Academic background in International or another relevant field with a Bachelor’s or/and preferably a Master’s degree. Those without a degree, but with a vast amount of experience are welcome to apply. We will discuss this with individual candidates.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Lottery Fund policy and decisions about health, education, climate change, social issues, human rights, democracy, technology, environment, territorial cooperation etc.
  • Responsibility, consistency, and adherence to strict deadlines.
  • Proven track records in drafting and implementing Lottery-funded projects.
  • Administrative, organisational, and communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a can-do attitude.
  • Intercultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Good problem solver, enjoying the variety and delivering efficient, scalable, and project-focused solutions.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work on own initiative.
  • A drive to achieve quality in all aspects of the role

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (both written and oral).
  • You must be based in the UK.

Technological Awareness:

  • Fluency in office software, email, web-based applications, and databases.
  • Command of social media.
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.


Do you have experience writing grant applications from the National Lottery Community Fund (previously The Big Lottery Fund) Awards for All, Reaching Communities, Partnerships, #iwil Fund, The UK Fund, and the Climate Action…


Volunteer must be in United Kingdom
Associated Location
43 Berkeley Square, London, England W1J 5FJ, United Kingdom

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity


To apply, submit CV and cover letter

All fields are required
I acknowledge that use of the Idealist Applicant Tracking System is subject to Idealist's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite volunteer opportunities and get email alerts when new ones are posted.