Finding Potential Funders
Read our blog on Finding Potential Funders and check out the brilliant resources below.
Click on the orange links to find out more.
We recommend Kent Community Foundation (KCF)’s invaluable list of available funds.
Sign up to the KCF newsletter to get regular alerts about their funds.
Sign up to Inside Track, Kent County Council’s (KCC) funding newsletter, which tells you about funding opportunities relevant to Kent.
You can look at the annual accounts or websites of similar organisations, because they often list funders. Annual accounts of charities are available on the Charity Commission website.
Lists of funders
We also recommend:
- Grants Online (coronavirus emergency funding)
- Charity Excellence Framework (Register for free to access the funders database)
- Kent-based Funding For All
In-depth funding research
All of the above should be a good starting point, but if you want to do some in depth funding research you can purchase the Directory of Grantmaking Trusts; which is published every year or subscribe to an online funder finder service, such as Funds Online or Funding Central which is free for organisations with an income of less than £100k.
Funding For All
Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund, Funding For All are now inviting enquiries for their Fundraising Mentoring Programme. Open to small charities & VSCEs across Kent & Medway, they specialise in bid writing skills, funding strategy, marketing, tendering, legacies plus more.