FUNDRAISING NEWS: Bigga Fish creates fundraiser post in bid to boost giving

Bigga Fish, a not-for-profit agency which teaches music skills to under-privileged children, is to hire its first fundraiser.

The organisation is recruiting for the newly created position in order to boost its voluntary income and ensure that it benefits from statutory grants and other financial channels. It hopes to raise around £18,000 over the next six months to develop projects and extend its programmes across five London boroughs.

"We're aware that the fundraising market is very competitive, and our first priority is to source funding from suitable grants,

said Nii Sackey, a director at Bigga Fish. "We hope to be able to start looking at moving into donor and corporate relationships to help us develop infrastructures to run more event-based projects."

Bigga Fish works with schools, voluntary organisations and local councils to provide workshops teaching music-based projects and skills such DJ-ing and dancing to children from deprived areas.

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