Funders Index: Online Resources & Fundraising Publications: This is our page of useful websites, magazines & books for fundraisers.

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Online resources with no subscription

Association of Charitable Foundations – website includes facts and figures about trust funding, links to trusts and foundations websites and other resources. www.acf.org.uk
Awards for All – Tel: 0845 600 20 40
www.awardsforall.org.uk

Barnardo’s – free advice and information at: www.barnardos.org.uk

Beehive  A web based tool that check and matches your funding proposals with eligible and appropriate funders. https://www.beehivegiving.org/articles/about

Bristol Child Safe – aims to encourage children and young people to participate in travel, sport, community groups and specific school programmes:
www.child-safe.org.uk
Bristol City Council – The College House, College Green, Bristol. BS1 5TR:www.bristol.gov.uk
Bristol Family Information Service – provides free impartial information and guidance on a full range of childcare and children’s services and resources across the City of Bristol:
https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/early-years-and-childcare
CAF Online – Fundraising support: www.cafonline.org
Charity Commission – Information on registered charities:
www.charitycommission.gov.uk

Charities Direct – a database of UK charities: http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/charities/

Children’s Play Information services – play information: www.ncb.org.uk/cpis/home.aspx
Children’s Scrapstore:
www.childrensscrapstore.co.uk

Children Today – provides grants for special equipment for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK: https:children-today.org.uk
Community Foundations:
https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/

Crowdfunder – online fundraising portal – http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/
Department for Education – children and young people grants – early learning and childcare – www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/earlylearningandchildcare
Directory of Social Change: www.dsc.org.uk
Donate a PC: www.donateapc.org.uk
European Structural and Investment Fundswww.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds
Fair Play – to promote understanding and action on the Childs Right to Play:
http://www.fairplayforchildren.net/index.html
Family and Childcare Trust – childcare related information athttp://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org/
Families in Foundation Years – this website gives information for all families in England with children under the age of 5: www.foundationyears.org.uk/parents
Family Learning Network – advice and support, funding help:
https://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/

 

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Funding Central – is a free smart website for all third sector organisations, including community groups, providing access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs. www.fundingcentral.org.uk/Default.aspx

Funds Online – replaces Company Giving and Government giving, has database of potential funders: https://fundsonline.org.uk/

Foundation for Social Improvement – support for small charities – www.thefsi.org/
Gift Aidhttp://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm

Grantsnet – GrantsNet gives information about grant schemes available to
businesses and charities in the UK:
www.grantsnet.co.uk

Grants 4 Funding – Information on local government, lottery and charitable schemes:
www.grants4.info/
GRANTNav- a free-to-use open data platform that enables you to access and explore funder information from UK grantmaking organisations. You can search by multiple criteria including by funder, recipient, location and keywords for thousands of grants.
https://grantnav.threesixtygiving.org/
Government Funding brings together all the regional, local and national government funding schemes. It also includes independent grant administrators, European sources and upcoming funding rounds.
https://www.gov.uk/topic/government/government-funding-programmes
Guidestar – comprehensive information about every charity:
www.guidestar.org.uk
Institute of Fundraising – general fundraising information:
www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/KidsOut – a charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness back into the lives of disadvantaged children –www.kidsout.org.uk/
Know How Nonprofit – building expertise and sharing knowledge – A good range of download help sheets:www.knowhownonprofit.org/
Law works – free legal advice – https://www.lawworks.org.uk/
Local Authorities – Department for Children, Schools and Families: www.dcsf.gov.uk
National Council for Voluntary Organisations – www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/
National Lottery Community Fund Central information resource for all National Lottery grant-giving schemes: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/
OFSTED – the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills has a range of information and news on a wide selection of issues. Please visit: www.ofsted.gov.uk/
Paul Hamlyn Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK. https://www.phf.org.uk/funds/ideaspioneers/

Quartet Community Foundation: www.quartetcf.org.uk/
Rural Community Councilshttp://www.ruralcc.org.uk/
Semble –  they bring community groups together with businesses and volunteers to make change happen. semble.orgSouth Gloucestershire Council – some funding available for training – www.southglos.gov.uk
Tax Effective Giving – Gift Aid information: http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/guidance/
Toy Trust – have useful free download sheets on the value of toys and play – http://www.btha.co.uk/btha/
UK Fundraising – Fundraising information and resources for fundraisers: www.fundraising.co.uk
Voscur – Funding information and fundraising help: www.voscur.org

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Internet Resources – Subscription

Association of Charitable Foundations offers advice on good grant-making practice. Visit them at: www.acf.org.uk
Association of Charity Independent Examiners – www.acie.org.uk/

Beehive – identifies suitable funds – https://www.beehivegiving.org/

Grantfinder – funding opportunities and news

https://www.grantfinder.co.uk/funding-news/

Grants Online has a website and email alert service. For more information visit: www.grantsonline.org.uk
Just Giving is an online fundraising scheme: www.justgiving.com

Nfp Synergy – a comprehensive beginner’s guide to fundraising for small organisations https://nfpsynergy.net/

Pro Funding is an online resource that covers grant-making trusts, companies and European funds. Previously available in published form as Funding Digest, but is now only accessible via the website:www.fundinginformation.org
The Directory of Social Change can be contacted via www.dsc.org.uk or by phoning 08450 77 77 07
The Factary – produces new trust updates – www.factary.com

Virgin Money Giving – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/


Fundraising Publications

The following books are available from the Directory of Social Change:http://www.dsc.org.uk/Publications#.UhNRcpK1GwU

Below are a few examples of the sorts of books available. Don’t forget it is worth checking with your local library, or organisations like BAND and VOSCUR to see if they stock any of these, or similar fundraising guidance books.

Fundraising Sources

  • Guide to New Trusts
  • The Directory of Grant Making Trusts
  • A Guide to Major Trusts
  • A Guide to UK Company Giving
  • A Guide to Local Trusts in the South
  • Government Funding Guide
  • Guide to Educational Grants
  • Guide to European Funding
  • Sports Funding Guide
  • Youth Funding Guide

Fundraising Techniques

  • Capital Campaigns
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Finding Company Sponsors for Good Causes
  • Quick Guides: Fundraising from Companies
  • Fundraising Databases
  • Quick Guides: Events Planning
  • Fundraising for a Community Project
  • Complete Fundraising Handbook
  • The Art of Raising Money
  • Getting Started in Fundraising
  • Asking Properly
  • QuickGuides: Sources Of Funding
  • Writing Better Fundraising Applications 4th Edition
  • Effective Fundraising
  • Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice
  • Find the Funds
  • Quick Guides: Making The Ask
  • Quick Guides: Understanding Fundraising
  • QuickGuides: Fundraising from Grantmakers
  • The Essentials of Fundraising
  • The Influential Fundraiser
  • Fundraising Management: Analysis, Planning and Practice
  • Tiny essentials of Raising Money from Foundations and Trusts

Fundraising Magazines And Periodicals

BAND News is a bi-monthly newsletter that contains fundraising pages as well as play work related ideas, suggestions and articles.
Fair Play for Children Information and support can be found at: http://www.fairplayforchildren.net/index.html
Fundraising for Schools

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ideas/fundraising-ideas-for-schools/
Monthly magazine with all the latest information on the sources of extra funding that are available to schools.
Third Sector looks at a wide range of charity issues. For more information visit www.thirdsector.co.uk
VOSCUR. A monthly newsletter that covers a range of issues from fundraising to recruitment. Has fundraising pages that are updated monthly. Please visit http://www.supporthub.org.uk/
Nursery World. A weekly periodical that includes playwork and nursery care information. Please visit:www.nurseryworld.co.uk
Children and Young People Now – now as an NCB Member you will receive a free, weekly subscription to Children & Young People Now, the only dedicated weekly title for professionals working with children, young people and their families. For further information please visit: www.ncb.org.uk

For advice and help on completing any of the above applications, phone BAND on 0117 954 2128 or email us at:admin@bandltd.org.uk

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