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Call for proposals: Fundraising

Call for proposals: Fundraising

13th November 2017

Music In Detention has been taking music-making into immigration detention centres since 2005, and out again into the community since 2007.  We are the only organisation in the UK focused on arts provision in immigration detention, and have pioneered the use of music-making to connect detainees to excluded and stigmatised groups in the community, enabling them to create and exchange music and lyrics with each other and build empathy and solidarity.  We meet their urgent need for self-expression, bring them the joy of creativity and help them to find how much they have in common.

We are looking to engage one or more individuals or an organisation to lead our fundraising programme and take it forward.  Grants make up the majority of our funds, and in the last few years we have been developing individual giving as an additional income stream.  We are working hard to develop our fundraising and put our work on a stable financial base.  Our new six-year strategy entails ambitious income targets and its delivery plan is built around a clearly articulated income strategy.

So we are looking for able and experienced fundraisers who can take charge of MID’s fundraising work together, make rapid progress, submit strong grant applications to arts and social funders, grow our network of individual supporters, build strong and productive relationships with donors, work closely with colleagues, improve relevant systems, build consistent output and results, and contribute to strategic development. 

The successful applicant(s) will be able to demonstrate practical experience, a proven track record, and the skills to lead this vital segment of MID’s work, combined with the ability to work strategically, connect fundraising to other functions in the organisation and work closely with colleagues.

Our total budget for this work is £17,000 up to the end of March, with continuation after this fully expected.  We want to use our limited resources as effectively as possible, so we are happy to work flexibly with whoever will best deliver what we need.  We have no set view on whether to contract all the work together or in segments.  We invite proposals to deliver part or all of the work programme.

The deadline for proposals is 1.00pm on Friday 1st December.

For more information please download the documents below:

Tender brief - Fundraising

Annual Report & Accounts 2016-17