ACF (Association of Charitable Foundations)
A membership association for grant-making trusts and foundations in the UK; includes a directory of members, advice on making an application, and details of their services to the sector.
Agnes Hunter Trust
Supports charities working in the fields of visual impairment, cancer or arthritis, disability, education, training, or youth development in Scotland; includes background, how to apply, and a list of recent grants.
A grant-making fund established to protect endangered culture and nature. Includes a profile and history, details of grants made, and how they operate.
Grant-making charity established in 1989 focusing on climate change, sustainable development, and improving the quality of life in poorer communities. Describes their schemes, with annual report, how to apply, and contacts.
Supports charitable works and endeavours in Scotland in three priority areas, health, heritage and youth; includes a profile and history, case studies and record of past awards, and how to apply.
The Baring Foundation
A charitable foundation that makes grants to strengthen voluntary sector organisations; includes a guide to their main programmes, with details of grants awarded, advice resources, and how to apply.
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Provides grants to grassroots groups working in deprived communities, with a focus on the West Midlands; also supports research towards a more just and equal society. Describes their programmes, with case studies, news, and contacts.
The Beit Trust
Established in 1906 under the Will of Mr Alfred Beit; supports secondary and university education in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Provides a guide to their grants and scholarships, with contacts.
Big Lottery Fund
Responsible for disbursing National Lottery funds to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment. Includes details of applying for grants, and information about projects funded.
The Breadsticks Foundation
Supports programmes aimed at improving the quality of life within marginalised communities in the UK and overseas; provides a guide to their grants, with a listing of projects supported.
The British & Foreign School Society (BFSS)
Founded in 1808, now offering grants to educational projects in the UK and around the world; includes a history and archive, and details of their current projects and schemes.
The Bromley Trust
A grant-making trust set up to offset "man's inhumanity to man"; makes awards to charities working in the fields of Human Rights, prison reform, and the environment; includes details of projects funded, contacts, and how to apply.
Buttle UK - The Frank Buttle Trust
Operates a number of grants and programmes for the most vulnerable children and young people; includes a profile, contacts, and how to get involved.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch)
A charitable foundation established in 1956 which supports work in the fields of cultural understanding, promoting social inclusion, and the environment; with a guide to their programmes and partnerships, news and contacts.
The Cattanach Charitable Trust
Makes grants to charities who work with children in Scotland, especially those under 10 years of age, their families and communities; includes background, case studies, and how to apply.
The Cooperative Group - Funds and Foundations
Describes the group's schemes to support community groups and charities, and to support the creation and growth of co-operative businesses; includes details of grants and activities, with contacts.
Dame Stephanie Shirley
Official website of a noted entrepreneur turned philanthropist, with a biography, archive of articles and speeches, and details of her grant-making foundation and the projects it has supported.
The David and Elaine Potter Foundation
A charitable family foundation established to support social innovation in the fields of civil society, human rights, education, and the arts; with a list of grants made, areas of interest, and contacts.
The Dulverton Trust
Awards grants directly to charities and charitable organizations operating at a national or regional level to support a wide range of activities; includes a guide to their policies, funding streams, and how to apply.
Environmental Funders Network (EFN)
A funder-to-funder network of trusts, foundations and individuals making grants on environmental and conservation issues; includes a list of members, research reports, links, resources, and contacts.
Ernest Cook Trust
An educational charity offers grants to encourage young people’s interest in the countryside, the environment, the arts, or literacy and numeracy; describes their scheme, with contacts and a list of recent recipients.
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
One of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK; makes grants to organisations working in the arts, education and learning, the environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society.
Friends Provident Foundation
Established as an independent charity when Friends' Provident demutualised; makes grants to support work tackling financial exclusion. With contacts, and information about projects supported.
The Gannochy Trust
Originally established for the benefit of the people of Perthshire, now supporting community, arts, and environmental projects throughout Scotland; includes a profile, history, and how to apply.
Garfield Weston Foundation
A grant-giving charity for UK registered charities; also may support churches, educational establishments, hospitals and housing corporations. Includes their history, how to apply, a FAQ, annual report, and contacts.
Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Provides grants to support research into plant science and neuroscience, science and engineering education, economic development in Africa, public policy research and advice, and the arts.
A free to use service to help small businesses, and charitable and community groups to find suitable funding. Includes details of registration and access, with a range of helpful resources.
The Henry Smith Charity
Founded in 1628, now making grants of approximately £25 million each year to UK organisations and charities for initiatives that address social inequality and economic disadvantage; with details of their grant schemes and applications, and contacts.
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Distributes funds raised by the National Lottery to support an extensive range of heritage projects; with details of their grant programmes, projects, how to apply, and a regional directory of current grants.
J Paul Getty Jr. Charitable Trust
Awards grants in the fields of social welfare and the arts; includes details of their application criteria and process, with reports and accounts, FAQ, and contacts.
The John Ellerman Foundation
A generalist grant-making trust making grants totalling more than £4 million a year to charities, mostly in the United Kingdom; includes guidelines for applicants, a list of recent grants, annual report, and contacts.
The LankellyChase Foundation
An independent charitable funder specialising in support for smaller charities; provides a guide to their programmes, how to apply, and contacts.
The Lipman-Miliband Trust
Funds projects dedicated to socialist education and research. Includes a profile and history, news, details of recent projects funded, and how to apply.
Lloyds TSB Foundation
Funds local, regional and national charities working to tackle disadvantage across England and Wales; includes details of their schemes, how to apply. profile, and contacts.
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland
Committed to supporting underfunded, grassroots charities, particularly ones working with disabled and disadvantaged people; includes details of their grant programmes, case studies, how to apply, and contacts.
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
A grantmaking trust distributing funds to recognised charities throughout Scotland, established in the spirit of the founder of the Trustee Savings Bank in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire; describes the scheme and how to apply, with contacts.
Marc Fitch Fund
An educational charity which offers grants to support research and publication in the fields of the regional and local history of the British Isles.
The Newby Trust
Makes grants to promote medical welfare, training and education, and the relief of poverty. Includes a history, details of their schemes, and annual reports and accounts.
Supports internet based projects to make a positive difference to people, in the areas of education, online safety, and inclusion. Includes a collection of case studies, news and events, and how to apply.
Northern Rock Foundation
An independent charity tackling disadvantage in the North East and Cumbria; provides details of their grant programmes, policy work, training and development activity, with contacts.
Established by the family of a young woman killed in a car crash on her honeymoon in 1969; supports a range of projects supporting children’s services and schools; with a profile and contacts.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
An independent grant-making organisation.supporting work in the arts, education and learning, social justice, and non governmental organisations in India; includes background information with application forms, and contacts.
A charitable trust concerned with positive identity and citizenship, interfaith respect and understanding, and Jewish social action; includes a guide to their activities in the UK, Israel and the developing world.
People’s Health Trust
A charity which uses funds raised from local lotteries to make grants to projects and groups working to address health inequalities across Great Britain.
People's Postcode Trust
A grant giving trust funded by players of the People's Postcode Lottery. Contains information on funded projects and on how to apply.
The Pilgrim Trust
Established in 1930 by an American philanthropist; now provides grants for social welfare projects to develop social inclusion, and for the preservation of Britain's heritage. Includes details of their schemes, how to apply, and current and past grantholders.
The Rank Foundation
Supports the work of other charities in the fields of youth work and education, community care for the disadvantaged, the frail or the lonely, and promoting Christian principles through film; with case studies and how to apply.
The Rayne Foundation
A philanthropic trust offering grants in the fields of arts, education, health and medicine, and social welfare; also commissions research into particular needs in society and the evaluation of existing programmes.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Helps children and families experiencing hardship as a result of serious illness, and funds charities that provide services for children living with serious medical conditions. Describes their scheme and services, with news and contacts.
The Robertson Trust
An independent Scottish grant-making Trust which exists to provide financial support to charities; includes a history, how to apply, case studies, a guide to their priorities and schemes, and contacts.
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
The operating office for 18 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family; provides information about, or links to, the various trusts with details of their programmes and how to apply.
Funds and develops educational programmes to help disadvantaged children succeed at school in London and Manchester; describes their schemes and projects, reports on their impact, news, and contacts.
Souter Charitable Trust
Provides grants to projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK and overseas – especially those with a Christian emphasis; includes a listing of projects it has supported and guidelines for applications.
The Sportsman’s Charity
Works with individuals, charities and the corporate sector, to generate funds to assist individuals and groups in the fields of sport, the disabled and the disadvantaged.
Steven Gerrard Foundation (SGF)
Established by the footballer to provide additional funding for a range of children's charitable organisations and projects; provides details of projects supported, events and news, and how to support.
The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust
Awards fund to support charitable work in Hertfordshire, nationally, and in the developing world; includes a guide to their current areas of concern, how to apply, and contacts.
The Theodore Salvesen Memorial Trust
Created in 1942 by a Leith shipowner to assist current and retired members of the Merchant Navy, and individuals studying for a Merchant Navy career; with a profile and contacts.
The Tudor Trust
An independent grant-making trust which supports voluntary and community groups working in the UK; includes information about their schemes, how to apply, and resources for grantholders.
The VOLANT Charitable Trust
Set up by author J K Rowling to support charitable causes, particularly in the fields Multiple Sclerosis research, and social deprivation; with guidelines, contacts, and how to apply.
The Waterloo Foundation
An independent grant-making foundation supporting core programme areas of world development, the environment, child development, and projects in Wales; includes details of application and contacts.
An independent charitable foundation that supports biomedical research and the medical humanities to improve human and animal health. Provides a guide to their grants programme, with advice sections, news and features, and contacts.
William Adlington Cadbury Charitable Trust
Founded by the son the founder of the Cadbury chocolate firm. Includes their grants policy covering the West Midlands, Quaker groups, penal affairs, and international interests; also offers online application.
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Makes annual awards to individuals for a wide range of projects involving overseas travel; includes how to apply, a listing of current fellows, FAQ, news, and background on the trust.
The Wolfson Foundation
Awards grants to support and promote excellence in science and medicine, health, education, and the arts and humanities; includes information guides for grant applicants and holders, and contacts.
Yapp Charitable Trust
Makes grants for running costs and salaries to small registered charities in England and Wales; includes their funding guidelines, how to apply, a listing of recent grants, FAQ, and contacts.