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Finding Funding

Finding Funding

There are thousands of trusts and foundations in the UK. Some trusts have an interest in supporting projects in a specific geographical area while others have an interest in supporting certain communities or activities. To help you identify funders for your project we have compiled a list of free searchable databases.


General Funding Searches

J4BCommunity is a searchable database of funders from Idox Information Solutions. J4B offers limited access for free including a funding search and regular email alerts. For further information about each funder a subscription must be purchased. 

Many trusts do not have a website so the Charity Commission website can be used to find out the income of the trust and who they have supported in previous years.


Free Funding Newsletters

HADCA's weekly eBulletin contains information about upcoming funding deadlines, local trusts and grant funders.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) produce a monthly Funding and Finance email newsletter giving details of newly opened funds.


Local Grant Funding (Harrogate District) 

THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District  was launched in January 2018 to provide a sustainable source of funding to which local Harrogate district charitable organisations can apply to get funding to support projects & activities that benefit local communities & residents for the long term. THE LOCAL FUND is a three-way partnership between Harrogate Borough Council, HADCA and Two Ridings Community Foundation.

Two Ridings Community Foundation is the Community Foundation for North & East Yorkshire, York and Hull. The Foundation administers a number of small localised grants for small locally based community organisations.

Harrogate Borough Council run a number of small community grant schemes. 

Yortender is the portal used by North Yorkshire County Council to procure services. Sign up and set up alerts for your area of specialism.


Funding for Faith Groups

Church Care produce a comprehensive listing of grants available to churches.


Heritage Funding

Heritage Fund have a number of grant programmes. Visit their website for details.

The Heritage Funding Directory is a free, easy-to-use guide to financial and other support for anyone undertaking UK related heritage projects. 


Sports Funding

North Yorkshire Sport provide an online searchable database of sports funders.