Grants overview


Introduction to grants and trusts – information on the Institute of Fundraising website, including on preparation and procedures reporting, accounting and legal requirements.

Introduction to grants for voluntary organisations – free guide from NCVO/Knowhow with useful information on grant providers.

Grants and contracts made simple – an online guide from Sayer Vincent LLP that explores, among other issues, the difference between a contract, a grant and a service level agreement.

Resources for community organisations – on the website, charities can find information on different types of resources as well as funding available for community projects and various types of funding.

National Lottery Community Fund – information on the grants and funding opportunities available.

Funding Central – this online platform provides access to grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international funding sources. Subscription is free for organisations with an annual income under £100,000.


Useful Organisations/Websites

Institute of Fundraising – the professional membership body for UK fundraising.


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