Suggestions for other funds

We're sorry that we're unable to fund your specific area of need. We do have limited funds and this means we have to lay down criteria for giving.   However, there are many other funders who do choose other areas of need and here are some suggestions for where to look.

  • Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)

You can find a list of funders on the ACF web site at They also have downloadable copies of their advice leaflets, facts and figures about trusts and foundations and other useful resources for fundraisers.

  • The Directory of Social Change (DSC)

A great source of information and training to voluntary and community sector.   DSC publishes independent and well-researched books for the charity and voluntary sector covering charity fundraising, campaigning, finance, charity law, management, media and marketing.

Click on this link to go to their fundraising publications.

  • Funding Central

A free smart website for all third sector organisations with access to over 4,000 grants, contracts and loans, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs. 

  • Funding  

Identify the latest sources of grants, loans and other finance through new sources of money from charitable trusts and foundations, Central Government and local authorities, the National Lottery, Europe, and companies in the UK.  Subscription based information at

  • European Funding

The Directory of European Union Grants gives advice about grants available from the EU

  • International funders

The International Development Directory gives details of over 250 organisations based in the UK and working in the developing world.

  • Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of Lottery money. Their money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment.