Launch your career in community grantmaking. £25,000 job, mentoring and full professional development programme – apply today

2027 is open for applications for people in your volunteer, beneficiary, or wider networks!

2027 is an initiative which exists to hire, develop, and support anybody passionate about forging a career that helps them serve communities through grant-giving, and has some lived experience of being working-class and working in lower socio-economic communities. This year 2027 is looking for 20 talented individuals to join the programme.

You can find out more in the candidate brochure (here), but in short 2027 is:

  • A 12-month job at a leading foundation or trust across the UK, where associates will earn a minimum salary of £25,000.
  • A programme supported by over 20 Foundations or Trusts over the last 6 years, including Children in Need, National Lottery Community Fund, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Sport England, City Bridge Trust and NHS Charities Together.
  • An acclaimed Development Programme where Associates will attend masterclasses and residentials, receive coaching and mentoring and connect with alumni and experts throughout the sector.

Please feel free to share this Application Pack (and this message) amongst your network, signposting anybody who might be interested, to the application form here.