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Grants and Trust Fundraising Information

Published at 10:50 am Thu Apr 1st, 2021

The key information you need to know about grant and trust fundraising.

What is it?

Trust fundraising is the process of asking for support from Trusts and Foundations that are established to make grants for charitable purposes. There are more than 10,000 trusts in the UK that can be applied to for funds. In 2020, over £6.5 billin was given to the charity sector from charitable trusts.

Who can access it?

Any charity can apply for a grant, as long as they meet the criteria of the grant giving body.

How much can I raise?

Grants vary hugely in size and can go from very small (£100) to hundreds of thousands of pounds. How much you apply for and how much you can win is very dependent on the size of your organisation and the projects you are delivering.

Top Tips

• Research the trusts you are applying to thoroughly

• Only apply to trusts that support your aims and objectives-there’s no point applying to a trust that only supports children for money for an animal charity, for example.

• Reach out and have a chat with the grant administrator and run your idea past them before you submit

• Keep your application relatively short, concise and to the point

Where can I find more information?

Funding Central

Fundraising Expert

Chartered Institute of Fundraising