General Trust & Grant Information

Information on raising funds from grant making trusts

  • 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
  • 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.
    Location: Sheffield
  • 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.
  • The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

    OSCR provides overview information on Scottish charities and trusts. Annual reports and detailed accounts are not available from their website, but these can always be requested direct from the charity.
  • UK Fundraising

    Information on a whole array of fundraising issues.