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

Charity Excellence Funding Finder isn't just a funder database, but one that also finds 100s of other free funding databases and online funder lists, giving you click through to more funders than any other funder database. It's updated weekly. Everything is free. There are also 50+ funder lists of grant making charitable trusts and foundations.

Funding Funder Database

Funding Finder isn't just a funder database, but one that also finds 100s of other free funding databases and funder lists, enabling you to click through to a huge number of funders. 

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

Register now to access it, its 50+ funder lists, huge resource base and to assess your fundraising to find opportunities to achieve more.  Everything is completely free. 

Would you like a free fundraising database on your website?

Charity Excellence runs on a community collaboration basis.  Here’s how it works with Funding Finder.  It not only has funders, it connects you to 100s of other funding databases and online funder lists. Anyone that can’t afford their own database can have a free one, those that do, have even more users driven to theirs and those using Funding Finder find the maximum number of funders.  Everything is free and everyone benefits, but it may not be used for trading/commercial purposes.  Commercial companies may be considered, but would be expected to make some contribution to running costs.   

To have your very own free funding database on your website, just ask your web team to add the following buttons to you site, linked to the URLs below:

Register -

Login -

To make it even easier, here is some wording you can amend to suit your needs.

The free Charity Excellence Framework online toolkit, enables any non-profit to health check every area of activity in under half a day, with its own Quality Mark and the largest resource base in the sector, including 100s of organisations that provide free goods and services.  Its Funding Finder database gives you click through to a huge range of funders, with the latest uploaded weekly into the Recent Additions search category.  Everything is free.

If you want a logo to go with that, e mail me at

The legal bits - there are no set-up, ongoing or any other costs for either you or those who use it.  However, it may not be used for any commercial purposes and I reserve the right to withdraw approval to use, in the event that an organisation falls below what I consider to be the standards expected of a well-run not for profit.

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 - 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+


24 Funder Research Lists

Funder Research Lists contain less detail than the funder lists, but substantially more funders.  Some have 1000+ grant makers listed.         

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

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+. 

General Charitable Purposes List - 2900+

This list includes the UK location of each 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.

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.

The questions are phrased brilliantly - challenging how we prioritise our management time." Ecosystems Knowledge Network

Register Now