Free Funding Finder Database and Lists Of 50 Grant Making Charitable Trusts & Foundations

Funding Finder isn't just a funder database, but one that also finds other free funding databases and funder lists (300+), plus 120+ core funders and Covid funders, giving you click through to a huge range of funders. It's updated weekly. Everything is free. There are also 50 funder lists you can download via the Income Questionnaire, from the finding new funders statement. You can't miss it, "FUNDING FINDERS" has been inserted into the text.

Funding Funder Database

Funding Finder isn't just a funder database, but one that also finds other free funding databases and funder lists (300+), enabling you to click through to a huge number of funders, both UK and global.  It also has all the UK Covid funders and 140+ core funders. 

Over Easter, a further 500+ funders were added and there will be a rolling programme of upgrades, throughout Apr 21, including a new search catgeory for small charities/community groups. 

Updated weeekly, login every Monday to find the latest funding opportunities by using the 'Recent Additions' search catgeory.

Register now to access it, it's 50 funder lists and huge resource base.  

29 Funding Lists

The lowest performing of the 21 areas in the Charity Sector Data Store is income generation.  Health check yours in 30 mins and access the 50 funder lists and COVID funder database by Registering Now; everything is free.  Access all 50 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, but have fewer funders; the number of funders in each is listed below.  Click on any funder's name to be taken to their website. 

Animals - 40+

Individuals & Families - 50+

Armed Forces - 30+

LGBTQI+ - 20+

Capital (Buildings & Equipment) - 130+

Music & Musicians - 100+

Companies - 220+

Older People - 50+

Core (Running) Costs - 80+

Small Charities - 70

Crisis & Growth - 30

Social Enterprises - 120 

Disability - 90+

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+  


700+ New Registered Grant Making Charities 2020

In the 1st half of 2020, I created lists of new grant making charities, extracted from the 3 charity regulator's databases and put these online - England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

A consolidated list of all 3, for the full year, has been uploaded into the income questionnaire; 700+. 

23 Funder Research Lists

Funder Research Lists contain less detail than the funder lists, but substantially more funders. The average number of funders on each is 250. 

A new or upgraded list is uploaded each week.        

Accommodation & Housing


East Africa

Animals - England & Wales 

Animals (International)

Arts, Culture, Heritage & Science

Armed Forces


Economic & Community Development

Education & Training

Environment & Conservation

Health & The Saving Of Lives

Human Rights & Equality

General Charitable Purposes

Overseas Aid & Famine Relief

Older People

People of a Particular Ethnic Origin

Relief Of Poverty

Religious Activities
Research Sponsors South East Asia Sports

Young People


Here's How To Access Everything

If you want to have a look at some of the funder lists themselves, click here.  Or join our community to access the full lists and all the other funding lists, plus these are just a few of the CEF resources.  It also has 1000s of links to other free help, resources and toolkits for charities.  Register here - everything is free.

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