Funding sources, Fundraising, Trusts and foundations

The Guide to New Trusts 2024/25

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 take a short path to new funders who might support your cause.

The Guide to New Trusts 2024-25 book cover

The grant-makers in this guide, all registered in 2023/24, 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. This list includes a wide mixture of founders and trustees including famous YouTubers, a professional snooker player and a former Olympian.

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.


‘In the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising, The Guide to New Trusts stands out as an indispensable resource that has significantly enhanced my effectiveness in my job role. The well-organised structure and user-friendly format helps you save time and ensure you stay ahead in your pursuit of funding opportunities. It is an invaluable asset for both seasoned professionals and those newer to the field. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone seeking to expand their funding through trusts.’

Christine Beyga, Trusts Manager, Kidney Research UK


We are constantly looking for funding opportunities to support our charity, which can be an extremely time-consuming task. We decided we would give this DSC guide a try and found it to be really useful, clearly written and easy to use – it definitely helped us to secure funding and enabled us to contact charities that were previously unknown to us.’

Louise Buckingham, CEO, Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire


The Guide to New Trusts is an invaluable resource that makes us aware of new grant opportunities, enabling us to access considerable sources of funds every year. Keep up the great work!’

Andrew Downie, Funding Officer and Administration Manager, Vics in the Community


‘We have been able to find new funders within our local community thanks to The Guide to New Trusts. This has opened up new avenues for support.’

Jennifer Rawson, Senior Grants and Trust Officer, Home-Start Glasgow South

What they said about the previous editions

‘It’s difficult to find funding as a small Welsh charity that supports animals, so we look to The Guide to New Trusts for vital new sources of funding. It’s our go-to resource.’

Debi Emmett, Chief Executive, Pet Foodbank Service


The Guide to New Trusts 2023/24 is a one-stop treasure trove, offering a broad range of grant-makers with clear objectives and preferences. This resource provides concise details, including contact information and social media links. If you’re a charity seeking funding, this guide is an invaluable companion.

The Interlink Foundation


‘This guide has been an essential resource for our research of new funders. It is detailed, easy to navigate and economical, saving our team a lot of valuable time that can go towards writing applications.’

Alice Marks, Development Manager, Galapagos Conservation Trust

‘It’s a pleasure to be contributing a foreword to this latest edition of The Guide to New Trusts. It is such a great tool for charities to find new funders who – like us – will be incredibly happy to support fantastic charities, build relationships and work together to improve lives.’

Jeannie Pitt, B&Q Foundation Manager [from the foreword 2023/24 edition]


About the authors

Kalli Jayasuriya

Kalli joined DSC in 2023 and is part of the research team. She studied Languages and Politics at the University of Nottingham, before doing a Masters in Gender and International Development at the University of Warwick. Outside DSC, she gets involved with Women Beyond Walls, a platform that aims to influence policymaking and discourse surrounding the incarceration of women and girls.

Jessica Threlfall

Jessica has a great deal of experience researching grant-making charities and has co-authored a number of DSC’s guides on the subject, including three editions of bestseller, The Guide to New Trusts. Jessica is also the author of The Guide to Individuals In Need, and she has contributed to several other leading publications, including DSC’s The Guide to Major Trusts.

Before joining DSC in 2019, Jessica graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Lancaster University. She has also volunteered for a number of charities, including Southport and Formby Special Athletes, where she was responsible for running sports coaching sessions for adults with learning difficulties.

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You can now order The Guide to New Trusts 2024/25 and the previous 2022/23 edition (as PDF) and the 2023/24 edition (print and PDF) are still available:




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