Salary DKK 15,000 - DKK 20,000


No such thing as waste.


We are a small team of independent project coordinators and freelancers that work together to tackle food waste in Copenhagen. Alongside the team leaders, we have built a community of over 200 volunteers, from a variety of backgrounds. We are a reflection of our community, and we are a place for meaningful career transformation and skills development.

Our community is diverse, proactive, empathic & practical, and constantly growing, which is why are now at a point where we need to secure funding to help with our growth and achieve our mission of saving and preventing food waste & providing nutrition to underprivileged citizens.

Working with us will allow you to develop interpersonal skills, communication, organizational & management skills, and it will help you gain knowledge and expertise in the field of sustainability & food waste.


We’re looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Freelance Grant Application Writer.

If you are ambitious, organized, detail oriented, kind, and love to make a real difference in peoples’  lives, then this may be the perfect role for you. We need:

  • Proactiveness in finding and securing funds for the project.

  • Ability to identify relevant and achievable grants for the project, both at a national and international level (local, municipal, EU, etc).

  • Ability to engage with the community to fully understand our values and goals.

  • Authoring complex, detailed and well-structured grant applications.

  • Identifying and building relationships with experts and research organizations to create high quality applications.

  • Ability to liaise with suitable industrial, academic and research partners to gather information for submission of research proposals.

  • Ensuring proposals are prepared, evaluated and submitted to the required standard and deadlines.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • People's skills: be an asset for the community.

  • Excellent English and Danish language and communication skills.

The role is ideally full-time, but it can also be structured as part-time, so long as the grant applications are written and submitted in time. The duration of the job is 2 months (flexible, can be discussed further), and the compensation is offered curtesy of Kubbco, who generously offered financial help in securing this much needed help in our mission.

If this sounds like something for you, send over your resume and let us get to know you. We're really excited to grow our community and maximize the impact of our work!

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

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Working at
Madboks Copenhagen

MADBOKS is a self sustainable, lean, volunteer driven project that builds local community, provides weekly nutrition and education/training in socially disadvantaged areas of Greater Copenhagen. With more than 1/3 of the food produced being wasted globally, local initiatives like Madboks take food loss prevention into our own hands, while at the same time tackling food insecurity for people in disadvantaged situations. Our work revolves around re-distributing food surplus collected from supermarkets as well as raising awareness about issues of food waste & empowering communities to become more proactive in their role in saving food from becoming waste.

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