On this page you will find the Rivernorth funder directory. All headings link directly to the funders websites. Grant makers are described by keywords or short sentences linking to main priorities. This directory can be used by groups across the UK as many of grant makers listed here have a reasonably wide geographical remit. Where there is clear evidence of significant grant giving in Scotland entries are marked with an (S).
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A B Charitable Trust refugees and victims of torture,prisoners,older people,people with mental health problems .
Aberdeen Safer Community Trust - Small grants to help community groups or individuals implement their community safety ideas.(S)
Acumen Fund - raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.
Act Foundation - disability, independent living,building modification,specialist mobility equipment,respite.
Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust - children and young people, those with a disability,those living in poverty or who are disadvantaged, Hertfordshire focus, but also national projects.
Adventure Capital Fund - community enterprise, England only.
Agnes Hunter Charitable Trust - blindness,cancer, arthritis,TB, disability, education of disadvantaged people.(S)
AHF - conservation of historic buildings in UK(S)
Martin and Judith Ainscough Charity Trust - helping disadvantaged people to get their lives back on track. (primarily Lancashire)
HB Allen Charitable Trust - environment,wildlife,animals,hospices,heritage.
Alpine Garden Society - alpine related projects, including travel study.
Altajir Trust - exhibitions, publications, educational activities and other programmes related to Islamic culture and Muslim – Christian relations.
Altana Charitable Trust - general charitable purposes
Antigone Foundation - criminal justice, health care, technology.
Allia Invest charitable bonds which are really grants, (I think !)
Alzheimers Research UK - grants to defeat dementia.
Anchor Foundation - christian social inclusion projects.
Andrews Charitable Trust - advancement of the christian religion, alleviation of poverty sickness and distress.
Arcadia Fund - Environmental conservation, protect and enhance biodiversity, field training and academic research, protection and dissemination of cultural knowledge.
Archer Trust - general , disadvantage, small projects.
Arkelton Trust - rural development, community or educational work in rural areas.
Nihal Armstrong CT - children with cerebral palsy.
Artists Project Earth - conservation,music,arts,climate change.
Art Fund - buy, save and show works of art of all ages and kinds.
Ove Arup Foundation - engineering and the built environment.
Ashden Trust - climate change, sustainable development, or improving the quality of life in poorer communities.
Ashmore Foundation - education and healthcare in 'emerging market' countries.
Ashworth Charitable Trust - small grants , humanitarian causes national and international.
ATASS Foundation - general charitable purposes, mainly south west England.
Awards for All - better life chances, safer healthier and sustainable communities and environments.(S)
Awards for young musicians - does what is says on the tin.
Axis Foundation - charitable and community based projects in the areas the company operates, primarily London, the South East and the West Midlands.
BAA Communities Trust - given to projects in vicinity of BAA airports, create learning opportunities for young people, break down barriers to employment through skills development, environment (S)
Bag4Sport - grants for sports clubs and community groups delivering sporting activities.
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund - Learning disability.
Baird Trust - Church of Scotland,home mission, church extension, religious education and the support of active and retired ministers (S)
Keith Baker Charitable Trust - relief of sickness, health, animals, hardship, victims of war, natural disasters.
Ballinger Charitable Trust - North East England, young people, elderly,Improve the quality of life, cultural / arts projects.
Balmore Trust - education, health, alleviation of poverty and community development,Glasgow preference(S)
Bankers Benevolent Fund - banking families in need.
Bank of Scotland Foundation - improving local communities,financial literacy, inclusion,social housing.(S)
Barakat Trust - study and research of the material and visual cultures of Islamic societies.
Barcapel Foundation - health , heritage ,youth (S)
Barchester Healthcare Foundation -older people, adults with disability,small grants.(S)
Barclays Community Sports Awards - award scheme for community sports with small grant scheme attached.
Baring Foundation - international development, arts, strengthening the voluntary sector.
Barnwood Trust - Grants for for people with disabilities and mental health challenges to make the most of their lives - Gloucestershire only.
Barrow Cadbury - Criminal Justice, Migration and Poverty and Inclusion.
Philip Bates Trust - small grants for young people in arts.
Beaverbrook Foundation - church buildings, the purchase of books, papers, manuscripts or works of art, care of the aged or infirm in the U. K. lifeboats.
Bedgebury Foundation - additional education needs, vocational education and training.
Bells Nautical Trust - to promote and support maritime education in Leith or elsewhere in Scotland.(S)
Belron World Conference Foundation - improving social welfare of disadvantaged, education and development of children.
Benevolent Fund for Nurses - nurses needing support in Scotland.(S)
Oli Bennett Charitable Trust - help for 18-30 to get business ideas off the ground.
Bertha Foundation - legal advocacy and justice, social enterprise and innovation,storytelling.
Biffa Awards - projects near waste operations,biodiversity,recreation,cultural, community buildings.(S)
Big Issue Invest - finance for social enterprise.
Big Lottery Fund - communities, disadvantage, new ideas, health, education, environment. (S)
Birkdale Trust for the Hearing Impaired - children and young people with hearing loss.
Blackford Trust - projects in Scotland and China that give people opportunity(S)
The Bodfach Trust - small grants for young people, elderly, affordable housing,old buildings, green spaces.
Boots Charitable Trust - Nottinghamshire only, health,lifelong learning,community development,social care.
John Brabourne Awards - open to up and coming talent focused on continuing to work in the UK film, commercial television and cinema industries.
Breaks4Kids - underprivileged young people on breaks at Youth Hostels Association accommodation.
Grant Bradley Charitable Trust - poverty,elderly,roman catholic faith,third world hospitals.
Brelms Trust - chronic disease, poverty,conservation,education,yorkshire,natural disasters.
British Gas energy trust - help for individuals and families to meet arrears of energy charges and other household costs, voluntary sector organisations to provide money and debt advice services (S).
Brook Trust - arts , social welfare, deprivation,women's issues, learning opportunities.
Burden Trust - Medical Research, hospitals, retirement homes, schools and training institutions, homes and care for the young.
Buttle UK - children and young people at risk, education, household equipment.
Noel Buxton Trust - families and prisoners in Britain, community projects in Africa.
C Charitable Trust - children's palliative care
James Caan Foundation - education in pakistan, youth in uk, cancer care.
Cable and Wireless Worldwide Foundation - special needs communication issues.
William Cadbury Charitable Trust - social welfare, penal reform, education, disadvantage, training, health, quaker issues, arts, Birmingham and West Midlands Focus, Ireland, some UK and International grants.
CAF - loans programme to support charities and social enterprises.
Calouste Gulbekian Foundation - cultural, education, social, scientific, disadvantage, new ideas.
Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust - support to the families of children under the age of two years who have been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder.
Canoe Foundation - grants to promote the sport of canoeing.
Cattanach Trust - charities for children under 10, Scotland only, note funding programmes closed until March 2012(S)
Caron Keating Foundation - grants to cancer charities.
Carnegie Trust - disadvantage, rural communities,democracy, civil society (S)
Carnegie Dunfermline Trust - social, community, educational, cultural, sport and recreational purposes for Dunfermline and its environs (S)
Cash for Kids - sick and underprivileged children (S)
Cashback for Communities - youth work activities 10-19 age range Scotland only.(S)
Cashback for Communities Small Grants - Scotland only, youth projects, small grants (S)
Cashback for Communities Anti Violence violence prevention in 10-19 age groups, Scotland only (S)
Cattanach Charitable Trust - children from pre-birth to three years old and who are affected by deprivation.
Cauldwell Children - specialist equipment, treatment and therapies for sick and disabled children across the UK.
Celtic Charity Fund - small grants to education and community projects (S)
Cerebra - Children with neurological conditions and their carers.
Chadacre Charitable Trust - advance the education of the public in all aspects of agriculture and farming.
Charis Grants - grant awards for utility debt and other essential household bills and costs.
Children In Need - Disadvantaged children in UK and overseas.
Children Today - specialist equipment for children with disabilities.
CHK Charities - national or west midlands charities, general charitable purposes.
Church Urban Fund - faith based community action projects in England.
Chelsea Building Society - homelessness,disabled, mental health, youth, elderly(S)
Children's Development Trust - education, training, health, poverty.
Childwick Trust - disabilities, the promotion of health, the elderly in need and for the welfare of people involved in the horse racing world, Jewish charities, pre-school education projects in South Africa.
Cinnamon Network - Christian community transformation funding (S)
Cinven Foundation - education related programmes, youth (S).
Climate Challenge Fund - communities and carbon reduction, Scotland only(S)
Clore Duffield Foundation - cultural sector, museums, gallery and heritage, performing arts.
Clothworkers Foundation - improve quality of life, disadvantage.
Robert Clutterbuck Charitable Trust - mainly general purpose in Cheshire and Hertfordshire also natural history and wildlife.
Coalfields Regeneration Trust -social and economic regeneration of coalfield communities (S)
Coastal Communities Fund - Promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs in coastal communities (S)
Colwinston Charitable Trust - Opera, Classical Music and the Visual Arts.
Comic Relief - disadvantage, poverty, injustice, overseas programme. (S)
Community Development Foundation - range of programmes supporting community initiatives.
Community Food and Health Scotland
- improve access to, and take up of a healthy, varied and balanced diet.
Ernest Cook Charitable Trust - encourage young people’s interest in the countryside, the environment or the arts (S)
Co-operative Community fund - small scale community projects (S).
Country Houses Foundation - he preservation of buildings of historic or architectural significance together with their gardens and grounds, for the public benefit.
- general charitable causes.
Craven Trust - small community grants in the Craven area of Yorkshire only.
Crear Hotels Trust - general charitable purposes in Scotland. (S)
Creative Scotland - arts ,screen and creative industries in Scotland. (S)
Credit Suisse - community focused philanthropic initiatives across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Crichton Foundation - Scholarships and support for activities that widen access and attract students to higher and further education in southern Scotland (S)
Crombie Trust - Relieve those in need due to age, ill health, disability, individuals and organisations, Aberdeen (S)
Cross Trust - mainly to individual young people some grant to organisations, nature, opera, appreciate scottish scenery. Scotland only (S)
Crown Group Foundation - children's charities and general purposes as agreed by trustees.
Peter Cruddas Foundation - disadvantaged into education employment, crime diversion, work exp for young people , london youth work.
Cycle Friendly Community Fund - increasing the well being of communities through cycling.
Roal Dahl's Marvelous Children's Charity - provides assistance for children in the UK living with specific hematological (blood) and neurological (brain) conditions.
Daiwa Foundation - small grants promoting supporting japanese- anglo relations.
Daphne Jackson Trust - returning scientists, engineers and technologists to careers after a break of two years or more.
De Haan Charitable Trust - largely east Kent - education,arts, culture and heritage,community development amateur sport, young people,health and welfare of older people
Delius Trust - Promotes performance, recordings and publication of works of composer Delius.
Devenny Scholarship - assists disabled people with higher education costs.
DFID - build greater awareness in the UK of development challenges in poorer countries- programme currently closed.
Diana Aitchison Fund - support young people who want to pursue a career in horticulture, and especially in alpine and rock garden plants (S)
Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund cluster munitions, palliative care, penal reform , refugees and asylum seekers.
Dick Harrison Trust - grants for education/ training in livestock auctioneering and/or rural estate management for people born in Scotland, Cumbria, or Northumberland. (S)
Diageo Foundation - overseas programmes, skills, water, community investment in developing countries.
Dickon Trust - North east england, Scotland, small grants, youth interest (S)
Alec Dickson Trust - up to £500 for u30's to run community projects, involving volunteers.
Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust improve quality of life for serviceman and ex-servicemen.
Dr Guthries Association- small grants care and welfare of children and young people in Scotland.(S)
Drapers Charitable Fund - relief of need,education,training, Northern Ireland,heritage and arts.
Dream Chasing - youth and general ( note not much info on this page I'm afraid).
DSL - Loans to set up social enterprise in central Scotland (S)
Dulverton Trust - Youth Opportunities,General Welfare,Conservation,Preservation,Peace and Humanitarian Support,Africa.
Duveen Trust - small grants for education and development of young people.
James Dyson Foundation - supporting design and engineering education, also medical and scientific research.
Eaga Charitable Trust - the relief of fuel poverty and the promotion of energy efficiency; and vulnerable consumers - multiple needs and preferences.
Earley Charity - older people in Earley and east Reading
Echo Trust - UK based children's charities requesting financial aid for specific pieces of specialised medical equipment.
Edge Fund - supports efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power.
W G Edwards Charitable Foundation - Older people , primarily capital.
John Ellerman Foundation - national projects only,health, social welfare, arts, conservation, overseas.
Elifar Foundation - Grants to fund specialised equipment or course of therapy for any severely disabled adult or child, resident in the UK.
Energy Share Fund - support for community energy projects.
Endrick Trust - West Scotland,poverty,education ,health,sport,culture,science , recreation,equality,religious harmony, old age, disadvantage etc (S)
English Heritage - grants for repair of historic buildings.
Enterprise Growth Fund - fund to support social enterprises in Scotland - now closed
Environmental Key Fund - Lanarkshire only, reduce pollution,parks,biodiversity, repair places of worship/heritage sites.(S)
EMI Music Sound Foundation - improve young peoples access to music in uk (S)
Endure Foundation - humanity, cancer, aids, wildlife, hospices, conservation, sustainability, disability.
Entrust - Landfill communities fund regulator includes useful links to Landfill funders across the UK.
Equitable Charitable Trust -children and young people under 25 who are from disadvantaged backgrounds or disabled.
ERSF - education, welfare homelessness, and Zoroastrian faith issues.
Esmee Fairbairn - arts, education, disadvantage, environment. (S)
Esh Charitable Trust - North east england, education, environment, children and young people, health.
Essex Heritage Trust - Heritage projects in Essex!
European Commission Health programme - HIV/AIDS, active and healthy ageing, reduction of chronic disease.
European Structural Fund Scotland - research and innovation,enterprise growth,urban regeneration,rural development (S)
Ethical Giving - support broad range of 'ethical' issues. Grantees must operate ethically too!
Event Scotland - funding for cultural and sporting events in Scotland up to £25,000 (S)
Execution Charitable Trust - poverty and disadvantage.
Liam Fairhurst Foundation - helping young people with illnesses and disabilities.
Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund - grants in the struggle against poverty in Scotland’s most fragile urban and rural communities (S)
Family Fund - grants to make life easier for families with severely disabled or seriously ill children and young people aged 17 and under.
Family Holiday Association - holidays for disadvantaged families.
February Foundation - lifeskills, education,mental health, physical disability,small charities where a grant would make a significant impact.
Feed the Minds - education and poverty in developing world.
Feminist Review Trust - research and scholarly activity on gender issues.
Alan and Nesta Furguson Charitable Trust - educational and development initiatives, including the promotion of world peace and development
Fidelio Charitable Trust - Arts, in particular the dramatic and operatic arts, music, speech and dance.
Fidelity Foundation - arts,community development,education health in London,Kent,Surrey,Birmingham Manchester,+ international.
Fife Common Good Fund - Fife communities. (S)
Firstport - funding for social enterprise in Scotland (S)
Marc Fitch Fund - research and publication in archaeology, historical geography, history of art and architecture, heraldry and genealogy, surnames, archives, artifacts etc.
Freemasons Grand Charity - grants to national charities in areas of medical research, vulnerable people and youth opportunities.
Friends Provident Foundation - improved access to appropriate financial services for those who are currently excluded, particularly those on low incomes or otherwise vulnerable to market failure.
Football Foundation - grassroots sport
Foulkes Foundation - promotion of medical research, the training of scientists and the study of medicine.
Forestry Commission - tree planting / woodland projects.
La Foundation pour unde Terre Humaine - support the work of associations defending the environment.
Foyle Foundation - Arts and learning (S)
Jill Franklin Trust - self help mental illness, learning difficulties and carers groups,respite, refugees and asylum seekers,restoration of important churches, small grants.
Fuchs Foundation - expeditions for teachers of science and geography to Arctic and Antarctic to support the National Curriculum.
Fuellers Charity - relief of poverty, education, research,arts and youth charities- related to energy industry.
Funding Network - human rights, environmental sustainability, health,education, conflict prevention and resolution.
Furnishing Industry Trust - grants for those who are working, or have worked, in the furnishing industry and who are now facing financial hardship or a personal crisis.
Fuserna Foundation mental health, communities,charities constrained by lack of exposure and finance.
Gane Trust - supports and celebrates art, design, craftsmanship and social welfare, mainly West England
Gannochy Trust - Perth priority , also inspiring young people,disadvantage,community amenities, care of natural and man made environment - Scotland only(S).
Gardening for the Disabled - allowing individuals to continue gardening despite illness, disability, age etc
Garfield Weston - Arts, Community, Education, Welfare, Medical, Religion, Youth and Environment (S)
Gates Foundation - global health, poverty and development,education and information.
Gatsby Charitable Trust - plant science,neuroscience, africa, mental health,public policy arts, science and engineering education.
Gen Foundation - research in the field of biological, chemical, botanical, and food sciences, some grants in language, music, and art. Graduates only.
Gentlemen's Night Out Charitable Trust - primarily children's charities , west midlands.
Steven Gerrard Foundation - Disadvantaged children, Liverpool priority.
Getty Foundation - US based, supports advancement and preservation of visual arts across the world.
Gibbs Trust - Methodist and other Christian Causes, creative arts, education, social and international concerns.
Gilchrist Educational Trust - education,fieldwork,overseas expeditions,study expenses.
Girls on the Move Scotland - increase physical activity levels for girls(S)
Glasgow City Heritage Trust - grants to assist in the repair, enhancement and conservation of the city's historic architecture (S).
Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust - grants to further higher education students from Glasgow to cover books, course fees/living expenses, study/travel abroad (S)
Glasgow Highland Society - grants for students from Highlands moving to Glasgow to study.(S)
Glasgow Society for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb - education grants to assist deaf and deaf/blind people (S).
GlaxoSmithKline Impact - health promotion
Glaziers Trust - conservation of stained glass's, training of craftsmen in staining and painting glass.
Global Charities - Children and young people.
Global Children's Foundation - youth projects and orphanages worldwide, also supports UK charities.
Global Fund for Women - supports the advancement of women’s human rights and status of women and girls.
Global Greengrants Fund - small grants to grassroots groups working towards social and environmental justice, largely in developing world.
Dr Guthries Charitable Trust - small charities, general purposes. (S)
Graham Trust - saving of lives;arts, heritage, culture or science;old age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship, disadvantage; poverty; animal welfare. (S)
Graham Burrough Charitable Trust - mental health (S)
Ray Gravell Trust - local causes in West Wales.
Michael Green Foundartion - diabetes awareness and support.
Grocers Charity - Relief of poverty for youth, help for the disabled, medical research, the arts and heritage and the elderly.
Grundtvig - Grundtvig funds training opportunities for UK adult education organisations, staff & learners.
Gannett Foundation - education and neighbourhood improvements, economic development, youth development, disadvantage people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment(S)
Golden Bottle Trust - arts,community,education,environment and wildlife,health,micro finance and the developing world.
Goldsmiths Charity - general charitable purposes, small grants.
Paul Golmick Trust - the maintenance and education of those under 24, who have at least one parent or guardian with service to the insurance industry.
Google Grants - in kind ad-word advertising for community service charities.(S)
Gordon Foundation - grants for young people(up to 30) to engage in educational travel which involves physical challenge and endeavour / also arts bursaries.
Grace Goldie Trust - assistance for people currently or previously in broadcasting, their children and dependants.
Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation - promote relations between United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education in each other's culture, society and achievements.
Greenpeace Environment Trust - investigations, scientific research and educational projects, and education, research into and solutions on climate change.
Greggs Foundation - making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people in the heart of Greggs’ local communities’. (S)
Grimples Green Grants - small grants to environmental projects across the UK (S)
Groundwork - skills building, community/neighbourhood development, developing young people, greener living and working, England, Wales and NI only.
Guinness Fund (Arthur) 25-35 yr olds with urban regeneration ideas.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - arts, education, social justice, India (S)
Hampson Hughes - cancer , young people, support for people injured or disabled after an accident, mainly Liverpool area.
Hardman Trust - rehabilitation for long term prisoners.
John Hartson Foundation - testicular cancer.
Peter Harrison Foundation - opportunities through sport UK wide programme and other area specific programmes.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Heritage and Conservation, Criminal Justice, Hospices, Older People, Overseas.
Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund - funding to develop organisation’s health and / or social care volunteer-led services, England only.
Health Foundation - Health care and public health research, training and development
Hedley Foundation - young people, disabled,terminally ill.
Helena Kennedy Foundation- support for students in their progression to Higher Education.
Hellman Hammett Grants - writers around the world who have been victims of political persecution and are in financial need.
Christina Mary Hendrie Trust - young (up to 21) and old (over 65) in Scotland and Canada
Henry Moore Charitable Trust - fine arts and sculpture.
Henry Smith Charity - groups experiencing social and/or economic disadvantage, work that tackles problems in areas of high deprivation (S)
Highland Childrens Trust - helps with the educational needs of young people in the highlands of Scotland (S)
Hilden Charitable Trust - address disadvantages, by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions, uk and overseas.
Hilton in the Community Foundation - Disabled children,Children in hospital,Homelessness,Life-limited children (S)
Historic Scotland Grants - repair grants for buildings, places of worship,archeology, ancient monuments, voluntary sector. Scotland only (S).
Hunter Foundation - poverty eradication and educational enablement (S)
Holywood Trust - 15-25 year olds resident in Dumfries and Galloway, particularly those experiencing some disadvantage (S)
Hope Scott Trust - music and visual arts in Scotland (S)
HRUK Healthy Heart Grants - projects that promote heart health.(S)
Humanity Direct - donations to overseas individuals in need of medical or surgical procedures.
Ileostomy Association - small grants to members experiencing financial hardship, priority given to those who have undergone ileostomy surgery recently.
Ibrahim Foundation - community building, environment, strengthening non-profits,families(S)
Idelwild Trust - education, the performing and fine arts, preservation for the benefit of the public of lands, buildings and other objects of beauty or historic interest in the UK
IFAW - animals in crisis around the world.
Impetus Trust - charities and social enterprises that fight disadvantage, England.
Incorporation of Bakers Glasgow - Christmas and holiday gifts to needy pensioners and prizes for students of baking and allied subjects at Glasgow College of Food Technology (S)
Indigo Trust - promoting information equality among disadvantaged people and communities particularly in in Africa.
Inland Waterways Trust - restoration and repair of inland waterways.
Innocent Foundation - sustainable farming in developing countries.
Inspired Facilities - grants to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities - England.
Insurance Charities - past and present employees of the insurance industry, and their dependent relatives, who are suffering financial hardship.
IntachUk Trust - scholarships to UK citizens to undertake educational study visits to India in the field of art and cultural heritage. Conservation work in India.
International Bar Association - human rights law and research.
Iprovision - PR people who are experiencing hard times.
Ironmongers' Company - educational activities that develop learning and skills for disadvantaged young people.
Irwin Mitchell Charitable Fund - general purposes as nominated by Irwin Mitchell Employees.
Jam Jar - funding and support for entrepreneurs
Japan Society - Supporting Japan-related educational activities in schools.
Jerwood Foundation - Revenue funding for dance, music, theatre, literature and other art forms.
Jessie's Fund - participatory musical activities for children with significant disabilities or long-term illness.
Jimmy Knapp Cancer Fund - cancer charities.
JJ Charitable Trust - literacy, environmental education UK, environmental projects overseas.
Elton John Aids Foundation - HIV/ Aids prevention and treatment.
John Jarrold Trust - general charitable purposes in Norwich and Norfolk also developing countries.
John Laing Charitable Trust - general purposes, poverty,sickness,education.
John Lyons Charity - young people, Northwest London boroughs only.
John Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust - arts, heritage , reduce re-offending,community integration, life chances, mainly England.
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - peaceful world, political equality and social justice
Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust - political campaigns in the UK to promote democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice.
Judith Trust - learning disabilities and mental illness needs.
Just Trust - overseas charitable work by small charities based in UK.
The Kay Kendall Leukemia Fund - grants for research into leukemia and related hematological malignancies.
Kelly Family Trust - Scotland preference, families, strengthening family bonds (S)
Kennedy Trust - to enable British post-graduate students to study at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kennel Club - research into canine diseases and hereditary disorders of dogs, promoting dogs as therapeutic and practical aids to humans,relief of suffering of dogs.
Kirk Fund - travel scholarships to promote understanding of Europe amongst young Britons, and of Britain amongst young people from other European countries.
Kitchen Table Charities - Uk charities working on small poverty alleviation projects in Africa.
Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust - Wildlife and Environmental Conservation, charities operating in the county of Sussex and charities working in the field of Family Planning.
KPMG Foundation - education and social projects for the disadvantaged, emphasis on unlocking the potential of children and young people, up to 30 years of age.
Land Aid - young and disadvantaged to access the facilities, skills and opportunities to fulfil their potential - currently closed (S)
Landfill Communities Fund - communities in vicinity of Virdor waste sites /scotland. (S)
Allen Lane Foundation - Asylum-seekers/refugees, Gay, lesbian, trans gender, Gypsies and Travelers, Migrant workers, Offenders, Older people, mental health problems, People experiencing violence or abuse.
Richard Langhorn Trust - sporting opportunities for young people.
Lankelly Chase - communities, arts, mental health, breaking cycle of abuse. (S)
Mario Lanza Educational Foundation - advance the musical education of singers by awards and scholarships.
Lawley Foundation - Hospices,children and young people,elderly,community,disabled,medical research, miscellaneous projects.
Stephen Lawrence Trust - advancement of social justice; the alleviation of poverty and the development of individual and community citizenship.
Lawson Foundation - bringing release to those that are in suffering and misery by investing in projects that can provide sustainable change. UK and overseas.
Law Society - support for trainee solicitors.
League of the Helping Hand - financial assistance to people who are in hardship due to illness or disability.
Lean Foundation - education and research in the film industry.
Learning Launchpad - support for emerging social organisations that offer practical learning opportunities to young people aged 14 to 25.
Leather & Hide Trades’ Benevolent Institution - support for people who have been engaged in the Leather Industry and the bereaved spouse, adult dependents and orphans of any such person.
Leche Charitable Trust - third world relations,music drama and arts, preservation of buildings and repair of church furniture,preservation of countryside,towns, villages.
William Leech Trust - to help people of the North East of England to help other people in the community.
Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation - Homeless, physical and mental disabilities,older people;Underprivileged families;Deaf, blind and partially sighted people; Community projects,victims of natural and civil disasters in the UK.
Leith Benevolent Association - community projects in Leith , Edinburgh (S)
Lefevre Trust - increase understanding and trust between young people in the UK and France by providing funding to support school-to-school joint projects.
Leverhulme Trust - scholarships for the purposes of research and education.
Levi Strauss Foundation - US based funder HIV/AIDS, Asset Building and Workers Rights
Linbury Trust - Arts; Education; Environment and Heritage; Medical; Social Welfare and Developing Countries
Links Foundation - closed while review of grant priorities goes on (S)
Lintel Trust - promotes independent living for single homeless people, people with physical or mental disabilities, older people, ethnic minorities, refugees, people in housing need, Scotland only (S)
Lloyds TSB Foundation For Scotland - disadvantage, grassroots charities (S)
LTCS self management fund - encourage people to learn more about the management of a long term condition and become active partners in their own care (S). Currently closed!
Loaningdale Fund - children and young people in need in south lanarkshire/clydesdale (S)
Lola Rose Foundation - supports families affected by stillbirth and neonatal death and also research.
Lotus Foundation - offer financial aid and assistance to facilitate family and child welfare, women's issues, animal protection, addiction recovery and education.
Lush Charity Pot - environment , animal protection, human rights (S)
R S Macdonald Charitable Trust - neurological conditions, sight impairment,child welfare, animal welfare (S)
Mackichan Trust - historical research in Scotland (S)
Macfarlane Trust - people with haemophilia living with HIV infection, and to their families and dependents.
Macmillan Cancer Support - training and support of cancer support groups, small grants.
MacRobert Trust - youth, science,services and sea, ex-servicemen,education,disabled, community welfare (S)
Ian Mactaggart Trust - general charitable purposes (S)
Maitri Charitable Trust - health, education or enterprise in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Man Group Charitable Trust - disadvantage, communities, overseas emergencies.
Marchig Animal welfare Trust - improving animal welfare, preventing cruelty.
Marks and Spencer - grants via stores to support community interests, disaster appeals, food donations.
Mark Scott Leadership for Life - outdoor based personal development for young people.
Marsh Christian Trust - social welfare, literature arts and heritage, environmental and animal welfare, healthcare and medical research, education and training + overseas.
Matheson Trust - study of comparative religion .
A W Mellon foundation - US based but gives to arts and education overseas (S)
Brian Mercer Charitable Trust- eyesight, liver, art.
Mercers Company - welfare, education, christian faith,heritage and small arts.
Merlin Trust - grants for education of young horticulturists.
Mickel Fund - variety of charitable causes mainly Scotland also hardship fund for individuals.(S)
Millfield House Foundation - social and economic inequality, in the North East of England.
MSE Charity - grants to constituted groups and charities to promote financial literacy through education or other activities.
Morgan Stanley Fund - children's health, education, Glasgow interest (S)
Monument Charitable Trust health and community care, arts and heritage,criminal justice(S)
Moto in the Community Trust - local charity and community projects near Moto sites
Muir Maxwell Charitable Trust - practical support to those coping with severe epilepsy; increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy and remove the stigma.
National Archives - preservation and conservation of documents, manuscripts and archives.
National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease - grants for individuals affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Nationwide Foundation - grants to registered UK charities which offer financial and/or housing-related support.
Nature Save Trust - promotion of sustainable development, environmental and / or conservationist improvement and general ‘green’ issues.
Nat West Community Force - awards and support for small community projects (S)
Newby Trust - medical welfare, training and education, and the relief of poverty.
Nesta - new ideas and innovation
Network for Social Change - innovatie projects that promote social change.
S J Noble Trust - promote rural regeneration and alleviation of poverty in the Argyll and Islands area of Scotland.(S)
Nominet Trust - initiatives that contribute to a safe and accessible Internet, used to improve lives and communities.(S)
North Face Explore Fund - connecting young people with the outdoors.
Npower Charitable Trust - npower clients experiencing hardship, who are in debt and struggling to pay bills.
Nuffield Foundation - children and families,science,africa, rheumatism,education,law.
O2Think Big - 13 -25 yrs, community projects, grants up to £2,500
Oak Foundation - issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.
Oak Trust - disadvantage, medical and environmental charities.
Officers Association of Scotland- to relieve distress among all those with previous service in the armed forces and among their wives, widows, husbands, widowers, children and dependants.
Ogden Trust - support for physics students
Oglesby Charitable Trust - Artistic development, education, environment, underprivileged, medical aid and research.
Old Possum’s Practical Trust - grants to support literary, artistic, musical and theatrical projects and organisations.
Ollie Young Foundation - brain tumor research and support
On Organ Fund - supporting the provision and restoration of pipe organs in the British Isles.
Onassis Foundation - Culture, education, the environment, health, and social solidarity
Onaway Trust - relief of poverty and suffering worldwide.
Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust - offers financial assistance to British artists, sculptors, writers, musicians and dancers.
Opportunities Fund - social improvements, inclusion - Nottingham only!
O'Riordan Trust - to encourage musical excellence in individuals in the Edinburgh area (S)
Ouseley Trust - grants to choral groups in England, Wales and Northern ireland.
Jane Packer Foundation - brain tomour research
Pears Foundation - Programmes that build respect and understanding between people of different backgrounds, campaigns against genocide, holocaust education, supporting Jewish contribution to society.
Pebble Trust - Local causes in Brighton and Hove
Peel Trust - medical,old people, people who have fallen on hard times, pref for NW England.
Peter Gibson Memorial Fund - travel grants for study of broad consumer issues which will benefit people of Scotland (S).
Percy Bilton Charitable Trust - disadvantaged youth, older people, disability, capital only.
Perennial - national charity supporting those who are working in, have worked in or retired from the gardening or horticultural trades.
Perth and Kinross Quality of Life Trust - community projects in Perth and Kinross (S)
Peoples Postcode Trust - poverty,health,community development,sport,human rights,environment (S)
Persula Foundation - Human Welfare, Human Rights, Animal Welfare and Disabilities.
Jack Petchey Foundation - young people 11-25 (London and Essex)
Peter Vardy Charitable Fund - disadvantaged. underprivileged or disabled children in the localities of our dealerships, Aberdeen,Edinburgh,Kirkcaldy,Motherwell,Perth.
Philip Green Memorial Trust - sick and disabled children in uk and overseas.
Austin Hope Pilkington CT - music and arts , community,medical,overseas (S)
Pink Ribbon Foundation - support breast cancer charities across uk.
Pilgrim Trust - preserve and promote Britain's historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.
Pixel Fund - research and care in the area of psychological/mental and neurological diseases and disorders.
Plunkett Foundation - grants and support to establish community owned shops
Polden Puckem Charitable Foundation - Quaker issues, peace and sustainable security, environmental sustainability. (S)
Postcode Culture Trust - arts, heritage and culture, but no open application procedure (boo!).
The Prince's Charities Foundation - opportunity,education health,youth,built environment,social enterprise (S)
Princes Countryside Fund
- the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural
environment in farming and/or rural areas; education; relief of poverty in rural areas.
Princes Trust - youth,employment,disadvantage (S)
Private Equity Foundation - empowering young people to reach their potential.
David and Elaine Potter Foundation -civil society, Human rights, Education, Research, and the Arts.
Professional Gardeners Guild - horticultural education.
Prototype Fund - Grants for UK enterprises to prototype their IP i.e. games projects, interactive digital content, such as e-learning, visualisation, interactive exhibits, online film / broadcast media.
PRS Women Making Music - woman creating and performing new music, or organisation commissioning a new piece of music from woman.
Quartet Community Foundation - community projects west of England.
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust - awards to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.
Queens Silver Jubilee Trust - young people particularly those facing disadvantage.
Ragdoll Foundation - children,learning and arts.
Joseph Rank Trust - To advance the Christian faith and general charitable purposes.
Rank Foundation - youth leadership,disadvantaged youth, promotion of christian principles (S)
Rayne Foundation - Arts, Education, Health and Medicine, and Social Welfare and Development.
Reedham Trust - children in UK in need following death or disablement of one or both parents.
Reuben Foundation - healthcare and education worldwide.
Rees Jeffries Road Fund - education and research in transport;
Remedi - medical research.
Cliff Richard Trust - medical research, children and the elderly, physically and/or mentally disabled
G & H Roberts Community Trust - small grants in education, environmental, peace and humanitarian
Robertson Trust - care, health, education, training, community art, sport (S)
Bobby Robson Foundation - cancer
Rosa Fund - projects that help achieve equality and justice for women and girls in the UK.
Rothschild Foundation - Jewish Heritage , academic Jewish study.
Rowing Foundation - Small grants to get young people involved in rowing, or disabled of all ages.
Rosetrees Trust - medical research.
Rozelle Trust - children and young people,poverty,disability, overseas (S)
Ruby and Will George Trust - enhancement of education or for the relief of poverty for individual’s.
Rufford Foundation - conservation projects in developing countries undertaken by small to medium-sized organisations, some UK social welfare funding .
RVW Trust - contemporary British music.
St James Place Foundation - children,cancer,hospices.
Saddlers Company - welfare of saddlers, teaching sadllery.
Santander Foundation - education and training , financial capability.(S)
Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust - does just what it says on the tin!
Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts - over 17 different trusts in one family, check the website for details of grant making.
Dr Scholl Foundation - US based funder interested in education; social service; healthcare; civic and cultural; and environmental projects.
Scotland's Churches Trust - preservation and upkeep of church buildings (S)
Scotrail Employee Charitable Support Fund - small grants to community groups, Scotland only (S)
Scotrail Foundation - young people,environment, communities wellbeing, Scotland only (S)
Scottish Community Foundation - small grants to community led projects in Scotland (S)
Scottish Fishermans Trust - funding for projects related to the marine environment, education and safety at sea. (S)
Scottish Funding Council - learning and teaching, skills development, research, innovation capital to Scotland's universities, higher education institutions and colleges. (S)
SEPA Water Environment Protection Fund - Supports projects that contribute to water framework directive initiatives Scotland only (S)
Shell Springboard - grants to small business's that can help combat climate change.
Shetland Charitable Trust - gives benefit to the inhabitatnts of Shetland.(S)
Shirley Foundation - primarily autism spectrum research, but also other charitable purposes.
Shuman Animal Welfare Trust - animal welfare (of course!)
Sigrid Rausing Trust - Civil and Political Rights, Women's Rights,Minority Rights and Social Justice.
Simon Fletcher Charitable Trust - singers seeking funding for course fees or living expenses.
Sita Trust - improvements to community facilities and historic buildings / structures, within 3 miles of Sita waste facility.(S)
Spaces for Change - innovative ideas that unlock unused or under utilized spaces for young people aged 16-25. Spaces that can be used to practice their cultural, creative or sporting passions. Closing 5th May
Spifox - children's charities in Scotland only.(S)
Spinal Research - research and treatment of spinal injuries.
Squires Effect - aims to bring charities and fundraisers together in mutual support.
Stafford Trust - general charitable purposes , Scotland preference (S)
Stars Foundation - the health, education and protection of disadvantaged children in africa- middle east and asia-pacific regions.
State Street Foundation - US based , education that promotes employability for disadvantaged populations (S)
Staying Alive Foundation - HIV and aids prevention
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust - horticultural projects.
Stelios Philanthropic Foundation - supporting entrepreneurship with annual awards
Steel Charitable Trust - uk wide grants for arts,education,disadvantage,environment, health (S)
Strathspey Charitable Trust - small projects that relieve poverty and hunger in less developed countries of the world.
Sobell Foundation - Medical care ,respite, hospices, physically and mentally disabled adults and children learning disabilities, elderly, homelessness
Social Business Trust - social enterprises.
Sofronie Foundation - disadvantaged children in uk and abroad.
Souter Charitable Trust - relief of human suffering in UK (S)
South Lanarkshire Leader - development of projects that provide an economic, environmental or social benefit to the rural area of South Lanarkshire.(S)
Sovereign Healthcare Trust - local organisations that improve the health of people in Yorkshire or national health related charities, particularly where there is a clear benefit to people in Yorkshire.
Peter Sowerby Foundation - medical , healthcare, education , environment.
Sutton Trust - projects and research in the early years, primary and secondary schooling and further and higher education.
Stefanou Foundation - well-being of young and very old, protecting those who are suffering or at risk, encourage commercial development of scientific research and innovation.
Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust - horticultural endeavours.
Summerfield Trust - Gloucestershire only,arts,museums,environment,natural,heritage,community work,education,disadvantaged
Charles and Elsie Sykes Trust - wide range of charitable causes Yorkshire preference
Take a break Scotland - short break fund for disabled children, young people and their families- Scotland only (S)
Talisman Charitable Trust - education, health, housing, disability, mainly for individuals.
Tap Water Awards - small grants to reduce amount of plastic waste generated in the UK
Tellus Mater Foundation - solutions for a low carbon future, by providing grant funding to forward-thinking individuals and organisations with cutting-edge ideas that will change the rules of the game.
Tennis Foundation - provide opportunities to encourage people to both play and enjoy tennis
Tenovus Scotland - medical research (S).
Tesco Charity Trust - children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities (S)
Bailey Thomas Fund - research into and care and relief of learning disability.
The Jules Thorn Charitable Trust - medicine, disability,illness, disadvantage,adversity.
Three Guineas Trust - aspergers and autism, maybe climate change in the future.
Toy Trust - grants to young disadvantaged and disabled children's charities within the UK and abroad.
Toyota UK CT- works with NSPCC and BHF and supports community projects near manufacturing plants at Bunsaton and Deeside.
Trades Houses of Glasgow - glasgow and west of scotland, children and careers, general charitable activities. (S)
Travellers Aid Trust - support for Gypsies and Travellers in the UK.
Tree Council - small grants for tree planting.
James Tudor Foundation - Palliative care, Medical research,Health education, the direct relief of sickness
Tudor Trust - social, emotional and financial needs of people at the margins of our society, building communities,complex issues,user involvement.
Turners Court Youth Trust - grants to youth groups in Thames Valley Region.
True Colours Trust - disability , palliative care , palliative care in Africa.
Trusthouse Charitable Trust - rural issues, urban deprivation, community support, disability and healthcare, arts education and heritage. (S)
Trust for London - London only, employment ,inclusion,social justice, strengthening voluntary sector, small community groups.
Tubney Trust - biodiversity of the UK ,and the welfare of farmed animals both in the UK and internationally - now closed.
Tullochan Trust - disadvantaged young people in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland (S)
James Tudor Foundation - relief of sickness.
Ulverscroft Foundation - visually impaired.
Underwood Trust -Medicine and Health, social welfare, education and the arts, environment and wildlife Scotland and Wiltshire only (S)
United Utilities Trust Fund - money advice, debt counselling and financial literacy, also grants to help individuals meet costs of water charges.
The Universal Beneficent Society - alleviate the problems faced by the most disadvantaged and isolated older people, especially those living alone in inner-city areas.
UnLtd - grants and support for social enterprise
Unwin Charitable Trust - promotion and furtherance of the commercial education of those in the book trade.
John and Lucille Van Geest Foundation - medical, welfare - currently closed
Vardy Foundation - general charitable purposes in uk and international.
Variety Club - improving the lives of children and young people
Vascroft Foundation - education, health and vocational training projects in the UK, Africa and India.
Vegetarian Charity - projects to educate young people in the principles of vegetarianism.
Venture Force Foundation - improving qulity of life of communities in need all over the world.
Veolia Trust - reclamation of land, prevent pollution, maintain public places, biodiversity,public buildings,need to be near Veolia waste site (S)
Vision Charity - Grants to enable Blind and VI children to fully contribute to society across UK.
Visit Scotland Growth Fund - Funds for national, regional and local tourism groups to help them reach new target markets and increase visitor numbers (S)
Volant Trust - multiple sclerosis,social deprivation,women and children's issues.(S)
Voluntary Action Fund - Scotland only,volunteering, small groups,(S)
War Memorial Trust - protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK
The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - education, music composition and performances, herbal medicine, medical research, disability, the assistance of the elderly and farming, capital only.
Bruce Wake CT - provision of leisure activities for the disabled.
Wakeham Trust - small charities only i.e. those without staff , general charitable purposes.
Walking on Wheels - initiatives to assist persons who have mobility disabilities to gain access to the countryside and other outdoor recreational facilities.
Thomas Wall CT - small grants to projects showing originality and flair in the advancement of education and social concern, grants to individuals also.
Wallace and Grommits Childrens Foundation - sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
Jo Walters Trust - to help people enrich their lives and the lives of others, through sport, outward bound, educational and environmental projects, both at home and abroad.
John Watson's Trust - under 21 with physical, learning disability or in deprivation, Lothians area (S)
Warburtons - improve quality of family life.
Waterloo Foundation - world development, child development, environment, wales.
Waterways Trust Wildlife Grants - Tree planting , control of invasive species,woodland surveys,thinning and coppicing, wildflower planting.
Weavers Company Benevolent Fund - disadvantaged young people, young offenders.
Webb Memorial Trust - reduction in poverty and inequality in the UK.
James Weir Foundation - education and general charitable purposes Ayrshire, Glasgow, Scotland (S)
Weir Charitable Trust - sport, recreation, animal welfare, health culture - Scotland only (S)
Wellcome Trust - biomedical research and the medical humanities, improving human and animal health.
Wessex Youth Trust - opportunities for children and young people.
Wills Charitable Trust - small grants , wildlife, habitat.
Wing Yip Charitable Trust - promotion of education, relief of poverty and sickness and other charitable objects.
Wolfson Foundation - science and medicine, health, education, arts,humanities.
Women's Engineering Society - professional development for women in a wide range of engineering fields.
Women's Sport Trust - grants to progress women's participation in sport.
Wood Family Trust - young people Scotland, plus overseas projects. (S)
Wooden Spoon - disadvantaged children and young people mainly capital.
Woodland Trust - Native tree Planting (S)
Woodward Charitable Trust - Children and young people, minority groups,prisoners and ex-offenders,disability, homelessness, arts outreach, environmental projects.
Worldview Multimedia Fund - grants for media producers / journalists, to research stories and programme/content ideas in the developing world.
Worshipful Company of Turners - to promote the craft of turning.
William and Jane Morris Fund - protection and conservation of churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom.
Wingate Foundation - jewish life, learning, performing arts,music, third world,medical.
Wren - organisations near specific waste facilities, biodiversity,community,conservation,heritage (S)
Jack Wright Memorial Trust - support young people wishing to travel overseas to study aspects of water management in agriculture.
Wyndham Charitable Trust - elimination of modern day slavery and people trafficking.
The Xerox (UK) Trust - Education,training,medical,disability,arts, sport etc, links funding to interests of own employees.
X Minus Y - Dutch funder supporting organisations fighting for structural changes in society.
Yamaha Music Foundation - scholarships for young musicians.
Yapp Charitable Trust - elderly people, children and young people aged 5 - 25, disabilities, mental health problems, addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, a history of offending (England and Wales )
Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation - environmental protection, citizenship through volunteering,financial education,community learning.
Jonathan Young Memorial Trust - computer equipment for people with disabilities.
Young Explorers Trust - adventure activities and expeditions for young people.
Young Foundation - health, ageing, education, communities and housing, justice, youth leadership, creative uses of the web and well being.
Youth Music - music making activities for young people in England.
ZRWAF - cases of need, hardship or distress in persons formerly resident in the country of Zimbabwe , their widows and dependents.
Zurich Community Trust - mental health, substance misuse, disadvantage.
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