Charity Excellence Lists Of Grant Making Charitable Trusts & Foundations And Free Funding Finders

There are some 10,000 UK grant making charitable trusts and foundations and, whilst there are search databases and consultants available, these can be expensive. Charity Excellence gives you everything you need and everything is completely free. There's the COVID19 funder database and, within the Income questionnaire, there are 25+ downloads of funder lists, 20+ funder research lists and 3 downloads of 100+ free funding finders. These resources are being continuously added to and updated.

COVID19 Funder Database

The database is the only comprehensive source of emergency funders available.  There are 500+ and the records are updated weekly, on Monday. However, this funding is different to normal trust funding, so additional functionality has been included.  You need to watch the video first (3 mins), or you won’t find all the funders you could.

Funding Finders

Funding Finders – UK

Funding Finders – International

Funding Finders – US

Funding Lists

Each contains a whole series of funders, with a bit about each and a link to their website (click funder name), so you can apply, or find out more. 

These lists are more focussed and have more detail than the Funder Research lists below, but have fewer funders; between 30 and 200 in each of these lists.  The funder research lists can each include several hundred funders.

Animals

Help and Funding for IT and Tech

Armed Forces

Individuals & Families

BAME

Music & Musicians

Capital (Buildings & Equipment)

Older People

Companies

Small Charities

Core (Running) Costs

Social Enterprises

Crisis & Growth

Social Welfare

Disability

Sport & Leisure

Education

Start-ups & New Ideas

Environment & Horticulture

Supermarkets

Hard To Fund Causes

Unregistered Charities

Heritage & Churches

Women & Girls

Health

Young People

Hospices

 

Funder Research Lists

Funder Research Lists contain less detail than the funder lists, but substantially more funders. Those in bold have been published as at the date of this document – below.

Accommodation & Housing

Africa

Animals (International)

Arts, Culture, Heritage & Science

Disability

Economic & Community Development

Education & Training

Environment & Conservation

Health & The Saving Of Lives

Human Rights & Equality

Overseas Aid & Famine Relief

Older People

Recreation

Relief Of Poverty

Religious Activities

South East Asia

Sports

Young People

Newly Registered Grant Making Charities 2020

These are lists of grant making charities, extracted from the Charity Commission database.  Lists of newly registered grant makers in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are available on the Charity Excellence Resource page. 

For a list of the 236 newly registered grant makers in England & Wales in July and August 2020, download this from the Income questionnaire.

View Some Funder Lists

If you want to have a look at some of the funder lists themselves, click here

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