Funding guides and books
We have two guides to help you find and apply for funding. We have stopped publishing thematic guides as these were out of date quickly.
The key steps to applying for funding [1.1 MB] [pdf] (May 2019)
Good practice on EU project development and management [2.6 MB] [pdf] (April 2016)
Libraries are a good source of information with lots of free books about grant-making trusts and how to apply.
Most of these titles are reference books for use in the library only. You can just drop in and start using them straight away. Click the book titles to find out which libraries have them.
Grant-making trusts are a major source of funding for charitable activity. This guide provides a directory of the largest 2,000 trusts and foundations in the UK.
Over 800 sources of non-statutory financial help for people in education, offering a total of £47.2 million each year.
This guide maps out all the different fundraising streams available to schools and helps readers through the grant application process from start to finish.
Details of the 1,000 largest trusts who award around £3 billion each year. Includes advice on how to apply and what grant-makers are looking for.
Community Fundraising is one of the oldest and most common forms of fundraising and yet in spite of this there is surprisingly little written about this area of fundraising. This book fills that gap.
Details of funds and other support available for individuals. A resource for advice and social workers as well as individuals.
This volume gives a thorough overview of the strategies, skills and techniques needed by those who raise money for charity. It contains case studies of successful fundraising, and contains new material on direct marketing.