Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester


Grants Fundraising Volunteer – Festival of Chichester

For Festival of Chichester

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The Festival of Chichester is a thriving arts festival based in Chichester offering a four-week festival of arts and community events from mid-June to mid-July.

We are looking for someone with energy and fresh ideas who can help us with grant fundraising, and who would join our committee.

The task will involve 1-2 hours a week between the opening of event registrations and the box office launch, November to March. The successful applicant would work very closely with our festival administrator and would be fully supported by them. In addition, our committee meets (on Zoom at the moment) once a month for 1-2 hours on a Wednesday afternoon throughout the year (except during August).

As a Grants Fundraising Volunteer you will help and support the committee in researching, identifying and writing bids to secure much-needed funding.

You will be an ambassador for the festival, building excellent working relationships with providers of grants and other external contacts.


What can you gain from this opportunity?

  • Gaining a knowledge of applying for funding bids
  • Full training and induction, and receiving ongoing support & supervision
  • Working within a team
  • An opportunity to meet with other volunteers

    What will you bring to the role?

  • Good communication skills
  • Being comfortable using the internet and filling out forms
  • A knowledge and understanding of bid writing is useful but not essential
  • Willingness to work as part of a team

About Festival of Chichester

The Festival of Chichester is a four-week arts and community festival in Chichester, running from mid-June to mid-July every year, taking in a huge range of community groups offering arts events across the spectrum - music, books, art, talks, theatre. We are also joined by a number of big-name professional performers each year.


  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment


  • Administration and Office
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work


  • No - Suitable for physical or sensory impairment
  • No - Suitable for Under 18's
  • No - DBS check required
  • No - Equality and Diversity Policy
  • No - Expenses reimbursed
  • No - Health and Safety Policy
  • Yes - Ongoing support
  • Yes - Training provided
  • Yes - Volunteer induction
  • Yes - Volunteer Policy
  • No - Volunteers covered by insurance
  • No - Written role description


Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No Yes No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


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