Funding sources, Fundraising, Trusts and foundations

The Guide to New Trusts 2022/23

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 2021/22, 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. This new edition offers a diverse range of opportunities, with grant-making charities established by individuals, families and companies. The list includes an eclectic blend of founders and trustees including entrepreneurs, retailers, premier league footballers and a screenwriter.

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

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.

‘As a fundraiser for nearly 20 years, I realise the value in information and knowledge, and this publication remains an essential guide for fundraisers…This guide is a brilliant tool for finding partners to work with and help create a stronger charity sector.’ [from the Foreword]

Tom Dixon, Head of Fundraising and Communications, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity


The Guide to New Trusts has proved to be an invaluable tool for our charity, it has enabled us to secure funding from organisations that we would never have known about otherwise. Funding we secured with the help of the guide enabled us to continue delivering critical youth provision – a really worthwhile investment.’

Louise Dukalski, Funding and  HR Officer, Priority Youth Project


‘I find The Guide to New Trusts to be very beneficial in helping us to secure funds for our essential work at the Hospice.’

Lorna McCafferty, Trusts, Legacy and Individual Manager, St Andrew’s Hospice


The Guide to New Trusts is a well-researched and easy-to-read resource for a small fundraising development team – the one-stop shop to find newly established grant-makers.’

Celine McStravick, Strategic Director, National Children’s Bureau


What they said about the previous editions

‘An essential resource that keeps our pipeline healthy with fresh funding prospects and helps us to update our database with new trusts every year.’

Richard Grassby-Lewis, Grants Manager, Young Women’s Trust


This guide is a fantastic tool for us to find new prospects, especially in a year as difficult as 2021. Crucially, it’s helped us to plan ahead and see what opportunities are out there that we otherwise might have missed.

Stephen Hartill, Trusts and Statutory Manager, Roundhouse


‘By providing information on the most promising new trusts all in one place, The Guide to New Trusts saved our small fundraising team a lot of valuable time. It made applications quicker, which freed us up to work on other fundraising initiatives.’

Charlotte Stone, Fundraising and Communications Manager, Leeds Mencap


‘The very newest trusts and foundations right at our fingertips. This guide improves our research efficiency and help us to find suitable trusts more quickly and more often.’

Head of Fundraising at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, Liverpool


‘In the competitive world of fundraising the latest research and intelligence compiled in The Guide to New Trusts can give you the edge.’
Steve Morgan CBE, Businessman and philanthropist, Chair of the Steve Morgan Foundation [from the foreword]


About the authors

Muna Farah

Muna joined DSC in May 2021. She has already assisted on two publications so far, including The Guide to New Trusts and The Directory of Grant Making Trusts. She has an MSc in Health Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University and has over three years’ experience in mental health research. Her current area of interest is social investment.



Jessica Threlfall

Jessica joined DSC in 2019 and contributes to our publications and FundsOnline. Before joining DSC’s Research Team, Jessica graduated with a BS (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 were she was responsible for running sports coaching sessions for adults with learning difficulties.

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