There are a huge number of potential grant-making organisations, each with their own set of criteria, funding levels and deadlines. To help parishes, we’ve developed a couple of lists of ‘core funders’ which should be the starting point for your research.
(Chessington and Loxwood: contact Juliet Evans directly)
Key databases of grant-making organisations
- Funding Central provides unique access to thousands of grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international funding sources, all in one place. It is currently free to parishes whose income is under £100,000 per annum, but costs £100+VAT to all other parishes.
- IDOX GRANTfinder covers extensive detail of some 8,000 major EU, Government and Lottery funds, along with more hard-to-find regional and local programmes, charitable trusts and corporate sponsors.
- Trustfunding offers in-depth information on 4500 grant-making charities giving around £4.5 billion each year. There is an annual subscription charge. Please contact Juliet Evans for more information before purchasing this.
The Heritage Lottery Fund recently visited us to give a very informative presentation to parishes. For those of you who missed it, please find pdf copies of the presentation and handouts below: