MEET THE TEAM: TIFFANY
Tiffany joined the fundraising department at LIVES last year taking on a newly created role – Corporate & Grants Fundraising Manager.
Tiffany joined LIVES from Lincolnshire Co-op, where she work for over four years as part of their community team, so she’s got bags of experience with working with local communities and good causes within Lincolnshire.
Her role is a crucial part of the charity’s income generation and it’s quite niche! Tiffany spends a lot of her time creating bespoke funding applications for grants and trusts along with meeting new and existing corporate contacts who want to support LIVES.
Tiffany enjoys creating and maintaining our relationships with corporate partners and she loves keeping them up to date with how their support has made an impact at LIVES.
“I have only been with the team since last November and I have already heard so many stories of people who have had a LIVES responder attend to themselves or a family member. These stories truly amaze me and make me so proud to work with them.” says Tiffany.
Due to the current situation with the lockdown restrictions, Tiffany hasn’t been able to meet up with our corporate partners but she’s been keeping busy with grant applications. She’s been writing some exciting grant applications during quarantine and is thrilled to have been part of a successful funding request for the LIVES education team, which will enable them to bring our training online during COVID-19 – something we haven’t done before!
Tiffany’s role can be challenging, even more so during the Coronavirus outbreak, which has had an impact of many charities’ fundraising.
“Charities have really suffered as a consequence of COVID-19. Many funding opportunities have delayed applications and those that are still open have been inundated with submissions. COVID-19 has really stepped up my role as grants manager and we are tirelessly searching for funding for our amazing volunteers. External fundraising events, activities and training income has either been postponed or cancelled, causing at least a 3 to 4 month deficit in our volunteer funding.
“We rely on £1.4 million in donations each year, a quarter of that is a huge amount to lose. With the introduction of furlough, many of our corporate partners have had to postpone our period of support until the outbreak passes. We are so excited for when COVID-19 passes as there are so many exciting opportunities on the horizon, we all just have to ride the wave.” she says.
We’re thrilled to have Tiffany on board – keep up the great work!