General Trust & Grant Information

Information on raising funds from grant making trusts

  • Charity Excellence Free AI Services

    Our free AI services - 1. Find funding, free help and resources. 2. Ask Me Anything finds advice and information for you on any aspect of running your non profit. 3. Grant funding bid writing service and 4. Find welfare support and funding for individuals and families.
  • Directory of Social Change

    DSC has produced various categorised directories of grant making trusts for many years. These are available for reference use at libraries across the UK. It's the cheapest way to research trusts. They also have an online version called 'Funds Online'.
    Location: Liverpool
  • Funding Finder

    The Funding Finder database isn’t just another trust and foundations directory, it also has links to 100s of other free grant funding databases and online funder lists, giving you click through to more funding than any other directory.
  • Funds Online

    Funds Online offers in-depth information on more grant-making charities than anywhere else - 8,000 of them giving over £8 billion each year.
    Location: London
  • IT for Charities - Online Grants Databases

    A list of companies and organisations providing on-line databases with information on grants available to charities and the voluntary sector. Some are free and some subscription based.
  • National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)

    Your local CVS can give you advice on applications for funding to local & national trusts and grant making bodies. Some of them also have display boards and other presentation equipment often loaned free of charge for your deputation meetings.
    Tel: 0114 278 6636
    Location: Sheffield
  • The Association of Charitable Foundations

    They provide information and guidance for both grant-seeking individuals and UK charitable foundations, as well as researchers.
    Location: London
  • The Charity Commission for England & Wales

    The Charity Commission's website often contains the most up-to-date details of any charity or trust, so should be used when contacting a trust. You can also read the annual reports of any trust, making it a useful tool for researchers.
  • The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

    The Commission regulates charities operating in Northern Ireland. The site has a database of charities.
  • UK Fundraising

    Fundraising UK Ltd is a digital fundraising consultancy and the publisher of UK Fundraising (, the news and community site for professional charity fundraisers.
    It publishes daily news, ideas and inspiration to help fundraisers make the most of digital tools to raise more funds for their causes.