What you already know…
It’s not an easy time to be working in the charity sector. With the culmination of government spending cuts, the economic uncertainty of recent years, and more people in need of our services and support than ever before, it’s not just our finances that have felt the pinch, but our time and resources too.
The good news is…
There are thousands of grant-makers operating in the UK – large and small, national and local – making grants to organisations for all manner of charitable purposes.
And the not so good news…
Knowing where to start your search for funding can be overwhelming and yet another demand on your valuable resources. No two grant-makers are the same, with each maintaining its own distinct eligibility criteria, guidelines and application method, which means finding the right one for your organisation or project can be a time-consuming affair. With your own work commitments to meet, it’s important to know that you’re not wasting resources applying to grant-makers to which your organisation is ineligible.
That’s where DSC’s Trustfunding.org.uk website can help.
What is Trustfunding.org.uk?
Trustfunding.org.uk is an online funding database that contains information of more than 4,500 grant-makers which give away a combined total of around £4.5 billion each year.
A subscription to Trustfunding.org.uk allows you to explore the database using the search facility, to find the grant-makers most relevant for you.
Each comprehensive record includes sections on:
- Areas of work
- Geographical area of benefit
- Areas of work not supported
- Financial information
- How to make an application
- Helpful contacts
Records on Trustfunding.org.uk are updated by the DSC Research Team continually through the year using the latest accounts and information available in order to give our customers the most relevant and current resource possible.