Fundraising, Funding sources, Trusts and foundations

The Guide to Major Trusts 2025/26

If you need to find grants for your charity or project, this guide is your definitive information source to over 1,000 of the largest grant-makers.

Available to pre-order. Published September 2024

The Guide to Major Trusts 2025/26 is the UK’s definitive detailed guide to grant funding. It supplies information on over 1,000 of the largest UK funders, which award a combined annual total of over £7.19 billion. Each grant-maker in this guide, including around 100 grant-makers new to this edition, has the potential to give over £300,000.

Now in its 18th edition, the directory continues to be practical and effective to use. Providing thorough background information on grant sources, it offers advice on how to apply and what funders are looking for. It includes:

  • Detail of grant-makers’ policies and practices
  • Essential financial facts, including the annual total of grants awarded
  • Clear descriptions of eligibility criteria for applicants
  • Funders’ contact details and how to make an application
  • Social media accounts of each charity, where available

Who should buy this book?

The Guide to Major Trustsis not only a vital resource for all fundraisers and budget-holding staff but a benchmarking tool for funders themselves.

The Guide to Major Trusts has been an indispensable resource for navigating what is often a very complicated philanthropic landscape. By making the search for funding so much easier and more accessible, this book has been instrumental in our fundraising efforts. It allows us to focus on the may hundreds of Londoners we support each month. Thank you!’ 

Alexander Brown, Director, Soup Kitchen


‘High-quality prospect research is fundamental to the success of any fundraising programme. The Guide to Major Trusts has helped us to identify new prospects and boost income. It contains a comprehensive list of major UK funders supporting a wide range of causes, with information presented in a clear and concise way.’

Wasim Hussain, Trusts & Foundations Officer, Leeds Hospitals Charity


‘Having been fundraising for the International Otter Survival Fund for over 30 years, I use The Guide to Major Trusts on a daily basis and find it invaluable. For small charities it is an investment, but one that will repay that expenditure many times over.

Dr Paul Yoxon, Head of Operations, International Otter Survival Fund


Look inside

Have a look inside at the previous edition – The Guide to Major Trusts 2023-24.

About the author

Ian Pembridge

Ian joined DSC as a volunteer in April 2014 before becoming a full-time member of the team later that year. He has authored numerous publications including The Guide to Major Trusts, The Guide to New Trusts and The Directory of Grant Making Trusts. He has also been involved in a variety of other research projects including Sector Insight: UK Grant-making Trusts and Foundations and reports on armed forces charities.

He has a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Business from the University of Liverpool and has over five years’ experience working in the financial services industry. His current areas of interest are social investment and corporate foundations.


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