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The Guide to New Trusts 2020/21

You no longer need to spend hours searching for new grant-making charities for projects like yours.

Finding new grant-makers is a time-consuming and intricate business. The Guide to New Trusts takes the legwork out of the process to help you beat a short path to new funders who might support your cause.

The grant-makers in this guide, all registered in 2019/20, were chosen for their wide geographical area of operation and the breadth of their giving criteria, making them relevant to a large number of charities.

Who should buy this book?

As the UK’s leading guide to the latest grant-making charities, this is a vital resource for anyone looking for potential new funding for their organisation.

What does it cover?

 At a glance, you can find essential, up-to-date information on:

  • Grant-makers’ aims and objectives
  • The causes or types of project they do and do not fund
  • Contact details, policies and application guidelines
  • Any available social media account information

This new edition contains a diverse range of opportunities, including some grant-making charities established by entrepreneurs, investment bankers, wine growers, a national firm of house builders and a famous musician.

It also reports on the progress and current giving practices of a few of the most effective grant-makers from previous editions.

As the UK’s leading guide to the latest grant-making charities, this is a vital resource for anyone looking for potential new funding for their organisation.

The Guide to New Trusts is the culmination of an incredible amount of research brought together in one place, which saves staff, trustees and volunteers a large amount of time and gives us confidence that we aren’t missing out on important information on emerging funders.’

Sarah Parish and James Murray, Founders and Trustees, The Murray Parish Trust [from the foreword]


‘I have been a grants fundraiser at Caring For Life for 22 years and find this attractively presented guide to be an invaluable resource for researching new grant-making organisations. The detailed information on each grant-maker is presented in a clear and concise way and the indexes are an added bonus, saving valuable research time. We wouldn’t be without it!’

Liz Brownnutt, Grants Fundraising Officer, Caring For Life


‘I have worked for a number of Scottish and UK charities and always found this book an excellent resource. It is often difficult to find new supporters, and this book has definitely helped me find a fair number of funders over the years and raise a significant amount of money for a range of charities.’

Jenny Seftor, Senior Philanthropy Manager, NSPCC Scotland

Look inside

Have a look inside – The Guide to New Trusts 2020/21

About the authors

Lauren Shaw

Lauren joined DSC in September 2019 and works as part of the core research team. Prior to joining DSC, she volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Society under the organisation’s ‘Side by Side’ initiative. The initiative endeavours to grant those with dementia greater autonomy in their lives with the help of a volunteer, by meeting with service users on a weekly basis to chaperone outings into the local community.

Lauren holds a BA(Hons) in Sociology with Social Policy from the University of Liverpool, where she was involved in various quantitative and qualitative research projects. Her dissertation studied the position of religion in today’s digital society, with a focus on the impact of social media religious belief.

Jessica Threlfall

Jessica joined DSC in 2019, and will be contributing to our publications and funding websites. Before joining DSC as part of the Research Team, Jessica graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Lancaster University. During this time she completed numerous projects using a wide variety of research methods.

Jessica has volunteered for a number of charities before and during her time at university including Southport and Formby Special Athletes where she was responsible for running sports coaching sessions for adults with learning difficulties.

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

2017/18    2018/19    2019/20     2021/22

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