Funding and Grant Application Assistant

Funding and Grant Application Assistant

Funding and Grant Application Assistant
Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust

Estimated Time: 50 - 100 Hours Over 3 - 6 Months

As a charitable organisation we depend on donations and grants to fund our ongoing work and projects. We seek an individual with experience in (or keen to learn) the preparation of grant and funding applications. This role would: 1. Assist in identifying suitable grants relevant to our organisation 2. Prepare funding applications by connecting the grants’ funding requirements to our future projects and objectives 3. Complete and submit funding applications and grant proposals This role will enable us to continue to fund our current and future goals and objectives. These include educational resources for schools, research programmes and social science initiatives. The role requires a high standard of English, professionalism, good communication skills, diligence.

Working location

While we are primarily based in Auckland, working remotely is possible. We are a national organisation with many volunteers working from remote locations around the country.

Proposed project steps with time estimates

Step 1: Review relevant materials
Review relevant information about our organisation including our website, previous grant applications and our goals (2-3 hours reading) As you learn more about us this step will not need to be repeated.
Step 2: Brainstorming session
Along with our team, brainstorm key messages and information required to create a useful grant application (1-2 hours)
Step 3: Writing
Write the application and forward it to our team for review (3- 4 hours)
Step 4: Feedback
Incorporate the feedback and update the application as required. Submit the application to the relevant funding organisation (2 hours).
The time requirement is estimated to be 3-4 hours per week, but variable depending on application deadlines.

You will have excellent communication skills, keen attention to detail, ability to work independently, organise and process tasks efficiently. Previous experience in a similar role would be a bonus.

What We Have In Place

Our organisation was founded in 2005 and is underpinned by its members and volunteers. Over this time we have grown a strong support base and formed strong and valued relationships with key organisations and corporates.
Vision: Our vision is to ensure that New Zealand's ecosystems support thriving moth and
butterfly populations.
Mission: To engage with New Zealanders to ensure our biodiversity promotes a thriving moth and butterfly population.
We want to inspire more people to have a deeper understanding of our NZ butterflies and moths by reaching them via social media. YOU can make this happen!
If you have an interest in gardening and wildlife, and a love of NZ Nature, combined with good organisational skills... you sound like you'd be a good fit for us!
We are governed by a Board of Trustees who meet monthly and make decisions for the governance of our charity. But the day-to-day running of the MBNZT is left to a small group of volunteers. We enjoy the work that we do, and it is always a pleasure serving our members and our beautiful butterflies.
Our websites and social media: and
Facebook: mbnzt
Instagram: MothsandbutterfliesNZtrust
Twitter: MBNZTorg
Pinterest: MBNZT

Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust
New Zealand wide
Our mission is to increase biodiversity within New Zealand so that our butterflies and moths, and their habitat, are enhanced and protected where possible to benefit present and future New Zealanders.
What we Do
New Zealand has a unique Lepidoptera fauna comprising over 2,000 species of moth and butterflies, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. However, many are endangered, threatened or in severe decline. Butterflies and moths are valuable ambassadors for nature and a key indicator of environmental change. Largely through education, we carry out programmes and projects in schools and the wider community to raise awareness of NZ’s unique Lepidoptera whiling encouraging and promoting conservation of NZ’s unique biodiversity.
Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust