Funding sources, Fundraising, Trusts and foundations

The Guide to New Trusts 2016/17

You no longer need to keep a keen eye out for new grant-making charities giving money away to charities like yours

* The Guide to New Trusts 2017/18 is now available to pre-order here.

To save you time, this annual guide tracks new grant-makers that are established each year, and offers their details in an easy-to-digest format.

It includes 100 new funders, registered with the Charity Commission or the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2015/16, whose giving criteria are general enough to be relevant to the greatest number of charities.

At a glance you can find the details of each new grant-maker, their aims and objectives, the kinds of project they fund and their application process. Established by a wide range of individuals, families and companies, including sports stars and well-known politicians, these grant-making charities represent an exciting opportunity for fundraisers.

Who should buy this book?

This is the UK’s leading guide to new trusts – a vital source of information for chief executives, trustees or fundraising managers who are looking for new potential funding.

What does it cover?

 The guide includes:

  • Up-to-date and essential information in every entry
  • Details of what grant-making charities do fund, and what they don’t
  • Clearly presented, well-indexed information

Details on grant-making charities’ policies, contact details and application deadlines

‘A vital source of information, packed with policies, deadlines and new contacts. Relevant, up-to-date and time-saving, I would recommend this guide to any fundraiser looking for successful appeals.’ Mary-Ellen Wyard, Trust Fundraising, Epilepsy Action


‘Solid research is absolutely critical prior to making approaches to trusts and foundations…this book gives an excellent level of detail in a clear, easy to use format which I would highly recommend.’ Adam Wilson, Trusts and Statutory Fundraising Manager, vInspired.


‘This is another must have publication for anyone looking to raise money from charitable trusts. DSC publications give you both the facts and a little bit more of an insight into the funder than you would have had otherwise! Even the smallest of such advantages can be the difference between success and failure and the intelligence and understanding provided by the DSC offers you just the competitive edge you need.’ John Wallace, Head of Capacity Building, Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services [from the Foreword]


‘This book provides a definitive resource that helps any fundraiser to identify trusts that are likely to respond to requests for support. At a time when we’re all working to tight budgets this is an essential tool in delivering on targets to fund our vital work.’ Chris Hirst, Trust and Corporate Fundraising Manager, The Fishermen’s Mission


‘This guide to new trusts is an invaluable resource that allows you to source new trusts that are willing to support our sector. It saves you time and money, when DSC have completed all the background work of these new trusts. I would highly recommend investing in this guide, and it is a must for all fundraisers to be kept up to date.’ Darren Simpson, Youth & Community Manager, Walton Youth Project


Look Inside

Look inside ‘The Guide to New Trusts 2016-17’ here

About the authors

Rachel Cain

Rachel joined DSC as a Researcher in Liverpool in early 2015. She has enjoyed contributing to The Directory of Grant Making Trusts as her first publication at DSC and will co-author the forthcoming The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need. Rachel looks forward to working on future projects with the Research team including those aligned with our policy and campaigning activities. She has volunteered in a range of third sector organisations and is particularly interested in policy, social welfare and politics.

Jodie Huyton

Jodie joined DSC in 2015 and is focusing on researching charities that provide funding for educational purposes. She is currently working on The Guide to Educational Grants and our subscription websites.

Jodie has a BA in Sociology and a postgraduate certificate in research. During her postgraduate studies she researched the impact and implementation of post-1979 policies on academia and intellectuals. Whilst undertaking her postgraduate course she explored a wide range of research methodologies and became interested in the research sector environment. After graduating university she worked for a housing association for three years before decided to fulfil her ambitions and interests in research within the voluntary sector.

* The Guide to New Trusts 2017/18 is now available to pre-order here.

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