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Finding Funding

Finding Funding

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

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 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.


Local Grant Funding (Harrogate District) 

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District  was launched in January 2018 to provide a sustainable source of funding to which local Harrogate district charitable organisations can apply to get funding to support projects & activities that benefit local communities & residents for the long term. THE LOCAL FUND is a three-way partnership between Harrogate Borough Council, HARCVS and Two Ridings Community Foundation.

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

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. 


Funding for Faith Groups

Church Care produce a comprehensive listing of grants available to churches.


Heritage Funding

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.


Sports Funding

North Yorkshire Sport provide an online searchable database of sports funders.


Youth Funding

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.