Funding sources, Fundraising, Trusts and foundations

The Guide to New Trusts 2017/18

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

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Please note the hard copy of this title has now sold out, but downloads are still available.

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 over 100 new funders, registered with the Charity Commission or the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2016/17, 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. This new edition also includes more corporate charities than before, as well as providing information on grant-makers established by individuals, families and even a number of famous faces. These grant-making charities present some truly exciting opportunities for fundraisers.

Who should buy this book?

This is the UK’s leading guide to new trusts – a vital source of information for fundraisers who are looking for new potential funding.

What does it cover?

 The guide includes:

  • Essential, up-to-date information in every entry
  • Clearly presented material, for quick reference
  • Details of the causes that these grant-makers do and do not fund
  • Facts about the grant-making charities’ policies, contact details and application guidelines where available

‘The Guide to New Trusts from DSC is my go-to resource. The book puts vital, up-to-date information at my fingertips so that I never miss out on a funding opportunity.’

Bethany McDonald Shepherd, Head of Trusts and Foundations, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


‘As a busy development worker in a small team, it is so useful to have a tool which saves me time and effort in identifying the right trusts for our members to approach for the funding of their particular projects.’

Joanne Stanton, Development Worker, Chester Voluntary Action


‘A very useful tool, which is user friendly, with helpful and up to date information at a glance. The go-to resource for any one responsible for fundraising.’

Natalie Howarth, Director, Maytree


‘We rely heavily on The Guide to New Trusts to support our fundraising programme. It is very easy to navigate and packed full of useful, up-to-date information.’

Sam Gargan, Trusts Manager, Blue Cross


‘The Directory of Social Change’s Guide to New Trusts is a resource of enormous value. For both the new grant-making trusts featured in it and for the fundraisers who will use it for research purposes, it is a highly useful and practical way of connecting the charities that give with those that can harness their funds to effect social change.’

Alexandra Taliadoros, Foundation Director, 7Starsfoundation [from the foreword]

Look inside

Have a look inside The Guide to New Trusts 2017/18.

About the authors

Rachel Cain

Rachel joined DSC as a Researcher in Liverpool in 2015. She is co-author of the Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2016/17 and the Guide to New Trusts 2016/17 and has contributed to a number of other publications. She also works on policy issues and campaigns, particularly the Big Lottery Refund campaign. She has volunteered in a range of third sector organisations and is particularly interested in policy, social welfare and politics.

Judith Turner

Judith joined DSC in January 2017. As a Researcher, she contributes to DSC’s funding guides and helps maintain the fundraising websites. Prior to joining DSC, Judith worked and volunteered in the charity and arts sector for over ten years. Judith holds a BA (Hons) in Media and Cultural Studies from Liverpool John Moores where she first became interested in cultural policy. She also has a MA in Sociology from the University of Manchester and her dissertation examined how cuts to funding has affected the arts sector and artist employment in Liverpool.


The Guide to New Trusts 2022/23 is available:


Pdf downloads of previous editions of The Guide to New Trusts are available:

2018/19    2019/20    2020/21    2021/22

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