50+ Free Lists Of Grant Making Charitable Trusts & Foundations For Charities & Community Groups

50+ free downloadable lists of grant making charitable trusts & foundations for charities & community groups. Including lists for core funding and small charities & community groups. You can also register for the Charity Excellence Funding Finder online directory. Everything is free.

Free Funding Finder Trusts & Foundations Grant Funding Directory

Most grant funding directories are paid for, with annual costs of up to £400.  Funding Finder is not only completely free, it's very simple to use and also connects you to 100s of other free funding databases and online funding lists, making  searching even easier, with click through to a huge range of charitable trusts and foundations. 

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30+ Grant Funding Lists - Charity & Community Group Trusts & Foundations

Access the charitable trust & foundation grant funder lists from the income questionnaire statement on finding new funders.  It has FUNDER LISTS in the text, so you can't miss it. 

These lists are more focussed and have more detail than the Funder Research lists below; the number of funders in each is listed below.  Click on any funder's name to be taken to their website, to find out more and apply. 

Animals - 40+

LGBTQI+ - 20+

Armed Forces - 30+

Mental Health & Wellbeing - 50+

Capital (Buildings & Equipment) - 130+

Music & Musicians - 100+

Companies - 230+

Older People - 50+

Core (Running) Costs - 80+

Small Charities - 70

Crisis & Growth - 30

Social Enterprises - 120 

Disability - 130

Social Welfare - 130+

Education - 90+ 

Sport & Leisure - 60

Environment & Horticulture - 110+

Start-ups & New Ideas - 30+

Feasibility Studies - 9

Supermarkets - 20+

Less popular Causes (including BAME) - 90+

Unregistered Charities - 60+

Heritage & Churches - 180 Vehicles - 11
Health - 80+ Women & Girls - 80+
Hospices - 30+ Young People - 130 
Help and Funding for IT and Tech - 30+ Young People - Music 30+

Individuals & Families - 50+



24 Charity Grant Funding Research Lists - Trusts & Foundations

It's better to start with the funder lists above, as Funder Research Lists contain less detail, but they do have substantially more grant makers.           

Accommodation & Housing - 200

Africa - 500

Africa (East) - 400

Animals - England & Wales - 240

Animals (International)

Arts, Culture, Heritage & Science - 440

Armed Forces - 100

Disability - 900

Economic & Community Development - 300

Education & Training - 1100

Environment, Conservation & Heritage - 400

Health & The Saving Of Lives - 800

Human Rights & Equality - 180

London - 220

Overseas Aid & Famine Relief - 900

Older People - 800

People of a Particular Ethnic Origin - 380

Recreation - 80

Relief Of Poverty - 800

Religious Activities - 520

Research Sponsors - 560

South East Asia - 370

Sport - 200

Young People - 1100

In light of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, a research funder list for this has been created.  

New Charity Grant Making Trusts & Foundation 2021

200 new grant making charities that registered with the Charity Commission Jan to Jun 2021.  You can find 30+ here, or download the full list from the income questionnaire. 

There are also lists for Scotland and Northern Ireland

General Charitable Purposes Grant Funder List - 2900+

Trusts and foundations that make grants for General Charitable Purposes, have no specific criteria for funding, so any charity can apply to them.  This list includes the UK location of each grant funder and, as with other research lists, details of their activities, website, e mail and phone number.

It can be used by small charities to find local general funders they may be unaware of and larger ones to create a mailing list of cold bids.

Download it from the income questionnaire statement on identifying and engaging new funders. It has FUNDER LISTS typed in the text of the statement, so you can't miss it.

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