Grant Writer – Saffron Kitchen Project



Saffron Kitchen Project (SKP) supports displaced persons by creating opportunity and fostering community through food. We are a registered non-profit organization that creates high quality, nutritious meals for vulnerable communities in Athens. Inspired by multiple cultures and traditions, we aim to do three things simultaneously: Nourish, Train, Employ.

Our first pillar – Nourish – entails providing people with warm, nutritious and inventive meals in a dignified and sustainable way. We partner with several organizations that support vulnerable people throughout Athens, distributing delicious meals while avoiding food waste as much as possible.

The second pillar – Train – offers free culinary education and vocational training in partnership with IEK Delta. In an effort to prepare our students for work in the hospitality industry, the programme comprises culinary skills as well as soft skills training such as teamwork, leadership and time management. Upon completion students will receive a recognised EOPEP certificate which will aid them in entering the job market.

Finally, the third pillar – Employ – demonstrates our commitment to tackling unemployment in Greece by not only employing but also generating job opportunities for people from the refugee community.

We are looking for a passionate and committed Grant Writer to join us!


Developing and coordinating the organisation’s fundraising strategy
Preparing grant proposals by determining concept, gathering information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals
Meeting proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval and transmittal
Overseeing the research, development, submission and tracking of grant proposals
Maintaining a calendar of funding opportunities
Responding to enquiries regarding our current funding objectives and proposals


Minimum age: 21
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Social Sciences, Journalism or other related field with minimum of 2 years grant writing or administration experience and a proven track record of funding proposals. Alternatively, we accept candidates with no bachelor degree and 2 to 4 years of experience.
Experience in grant writing for a non-for-profit
Excellent writing and computer skills
Database management skills
Highly organised with the ability to follow up on processes
Able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce quality work product within tight time constraints


Experience working with vulnerable communities, preferably in Greece
Knowledge of fundraising information sources

Saffron Kitchen Project particularly welcomes applications from individuals with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.

We highly welcome applications from currently under-represented groups such as ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ candidates


Payments based on pre-approved hourly rates, depending on experience
Ongoing support and skills development
A dynamic and multicultural environment
Flexible working schedule and possibility of working remotely

Applications (cover letter and resume) can be directed to

Please insert as the subject of your email: “Application: Fundraising Officer SKP”.

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