There are thousands of trusts and foundations in the UK. Some trusts have an interest in supporting projects in a specific geographical area while others have an interest in supporting certain communities or activities. To help you identify funders for your project we have compiled a list of free searchable databases.
If you would like further information on potential grant or trust funders for your project please make use of our Resource Library at Harrogate Community House.
General Funding Searches
Open4Community Yorkshire is a free searchable database run by Idox and funded by York CVS. Open4Community is very comprehensive and includes both national grants and small localised funding pots.
J4BCommunity is a searchable database of funders from Idox Information Solutions. J4B offers limited access for free including a funding search and regular email alerts. For further information about each funder a subscription must be purchased. For social enterprises visit www.j4bgrants.co.uk
Many trusts do not have a website so the Charity Commission website can be used to find out the income of the trust and who they have supported in previous years.
Free Funding Newsletters
HARCVS' weekly eBulletin and quarterly Funding File contains information about upcoming funding deadlines, local trusts and grant funders.
NAVCA's LINX newsletter contains a Funding and Awards section with details of upcoming trust, grant and award deadlines.
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) produce a monthly Funding and Finance email newsletter giving details of newly opened funds.
The North Yorkshire & York Forum send out regular updates on training, conferences, job vacancies and funding.
Local Grant Funding (Harrogate District)
Two Ridings Community Foundation is the Community Foundation for North & East Yorkshire, York and Hull. The Foundation administers a number of small localised grants for small locally based community organisations.
Harrogate Borough Council run a number of small community grant schemes.
Yortender is the portal used by North Yorkshire County Council to procure services. Sign up and set up alerts for your area of specialism.
International Grant Funding
Grantmakers Online contains over 6,000 grantmakers from around the world that have websites in English and make grants either internationally or in the UK. The database is searchable by country and provides a good tarting point for charities which carry out work outside the UK.
Africa Grantmakers, provided by the Africa Grantmakers Affinity group (AGAG), is a website containing a listing of all the AGAG member organisations and is searchable by african country and activity.
Green Grants Machine is a searchable website detailing funding to help businesses 'go green'.
Funding for Faith Groups
Church Care produce a comprehensive listing of grants available to churches.
Heritage Lottery Fund have a number of grant programmes. Visit their website for details.
Funds for Historic Buildings website lists grantmakers that will fund anyone that is seeking to repair, restore or convert a historic building.
North Yorkshire Sport provide an online searchable database of sports funder.
Children & Young People Now (CYP) have a list of trusts and grantmakers that make donations to organisations or projects which focus on benefitting Children & Young People.