Lincolnshire Agricultural Chaplaincy & Rural Support Trust

Lincolnshire Community Foundation are pleased to be one of the partners in this exciting opportunity to raise up to £3M to support rural communities in the County. The aim is to employ operational Agricultural Chaplains to support and extend the work currently being delivered by Canon Alan Robson.

Other partners include the Diocese of Lincoln, the Lincolnshire Methodist District Council, the Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

The Fund has been kick-started with a £100,000 contribution from the Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund and partners are seeking a part time dynamic, innovative and creative Campaign Manager to run the campaign for the next five years, developing a fund-raising plan, utilising existing contacts and generating new ones to attract donations: bequests, transfers of “frustrated trusts” and other financial contributions. In addition, they should develop and agree a strategy, marketing and communications plan and report in a timely fashion to the steering committee.

Whilst some secretarial support may be available, the Campaign Manager should control all aspects of management, monitoring and reporting and implementation of budgets and targets and ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements.

The ultimate aim aligns with the aims of the Foundation, to provide better outcomes for people living in Lincolnshire. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sue Fortune, Joint CEO at the Lincolnshire Community Foundation on 01529 305825 or

Meryl Ward, Chair of the Steering Committee said:-
“In these times of austerity and contracting local services, it’s imperative that support to our rural community is sustained and developed in line with local needs. We want to find someone who has the skills and experience to build a local fund so that, as a County, we are less reliant on outside funding sources.”