Canal & River Trust to take face-to-face fundraising in-house

Waterways charity Canal & River Trust has announced plans to take its face-to-face fundraising in house.

The charity is to advertise for 24 roles over the next few months to be based across locations where the Trust operates.

Nine fundraisers from the agency Inspired People who are currently on assignment at the charity have been invited to apply. The agency has worked for the Trust for the last eight years.

The move comes as the charity looks to step up its fundraising activity post pandemic.

The Trust, like all in the sector, has been impacted by the restrictions in place as a result of coronavirus,” said the charity’s head of individual and legacy giving Hamish Shilliday.

“With the easing of restrictions, we are relaunching our face-to-face activity and, following an in-depth review, we are excited to be changing the way we operate to drive our covid recovery plans and future performance.

“The new roles are benchmarked so that the Trust is able to attract the best candidates and the move to an in-house team will allow the charity to give more direct input and support for its fundraisers day-to-day.”

Trust face to face development manager James Munoz added: “Towpath fundraising is about raising much needed funds to continue our work, but also about introducing communities to the waterways.”

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