Where to look for funding

Some organisations and websites that provide information on finding funders

This page has two sections: information for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises, and a separate section for individuals in need. There are links to other information sources and relevant organisations. 

Our focus is on London only, although some of the organisations listed include UK, EU and other links.

Many voluntary groups serving a specific interest group/need have helpful bespoke advice services (such as Clinks or LGBT+ Consortium) that can signpost to funding and it is worthwhile researching them.

The list of London Funders’ members on this website includes links to each organisation’s website where information on their funding can be found.

Where to find funding for groups

www.fundingcentral.org.uk This site provides access to funding and finance opportunities from grants to contracts and loans, as well as tools and resources to help develop appropriate income strategies for third sector organisations. It is linked to:

www.dsc.org.uk The Directory of Social Change is a source of information and training for the voluntary and community sector. Access to guides on trust funding, company giving, government funding and grants for individuals is by subscription. There is also an extensive range of publications for purchase as well as a listing of news and press releases.

https://grantnav.threesixtygiving.org/ 360 Giving's GrantsNav page pulls together existing funding data, which helps potential applicants to see the types of organisation that listed funders have supported in the past. 

For toolkits and specific advice 

Charities Information Bureau the ‘Fit4Funding’ web page has useful advice on funding.

Institute of Fundraising has a wealth of information on how to fundraise.

London Plus champions and supporting London’s civil society.

Team London helps London-based organisations to find well-suited volunteers. 

Where to find funding for individuals in need

Turn 2 Us provides a free, confidential service to help people access the money available to them through welfare benefits, entitlements, grants and other help.

Family Action runs the Educational Grants Service (EGS) to help people find charitable funding for post-16 education or training within the UK.

Money Advice Service offers free and impartial money advice, including some advice on sourcing grants.