Useful Links

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)
The national umbrella body of the Rural Community Action Network
www.acre.org.uk

ACEVO
The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations
www.acevo.org.uk

ACF

The Association of Charitable Foundations
www.acf.org.uk

Big Give

Helps donors find charity projects in their field of interest
www.thebiggive.org.uk

National Funding Scheme

events.nationalfundingscheme.org

Charities Evaluation Service (CES)

Provides training and consultancy to the voluntary and community sector on evaluation

www.ces-vol.org.uk

Charity Commission
The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales
www.charitycommission.gov.uk

Community Development Exchange
The UK-wide membership organisation for community development
www.cdx.org.uk

Development Trusts Association
A network of community practitioners that help people to set up and network with other development trusts
www.dta.org.uk 

Directory of Social Change
The Directory of Social Change aims to be an independent source of information and support to voluntary and community sectors worldwide
www.dsc.org.uk

The Equality and Human Rights Commission
www.equalityhumanrights.com

Fundraising Standards Board
The Fundraising Standards Board is the new self-regulatory body for fundraising in the UK
www.frsb.org.uk

In Kind Direct
Re-distributes new goods donated by manufacturers and retailers to voluntary organisations.
www.inkinddirect.org

Institute for Voluntary Action Research
An online resource for the CEOs and trustees of small organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The resource covers four themes: core funding, cross sector working, mergers and strategy and planning.
www.ivar.org.uk

J4B
Comprehensive grant information for the UK covering European, national government and lottery funding plus regional and local funding
www.j4b.co.uk

Locality
The UK's leading network for community-led organisations
locality.org.uk

National Funding Scheme

events.nationalfundingscheme.org

National Assembly for Wales

General information, news, statistics and publications
wales.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Statistics 
Free to access government website providing a range of local area information
www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk

NAVCA National Association for Voluntary and Community Action
www.navca.org.uk

NCVO The National Council for Voluntary Organisations
www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

PwC UK - Charities
Website offering useful free resources for charities
www.pwc.co.uk/industries/charities
In 2015 we worked with PwC to develop a document outlining suggested questions for charity audit committees. You can access this here.

WCVA Wales Council for Voluntary Action
www.wcva.org.uk

Write to Them.com
Website offering a simple way to contact your Councillors, MPs, MEPs or Welsh and London Assembly Members
www.writetothem.com

Other Funders

Awards for All
www.awardsforall.org.uk

Big Lottery
www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

Comic Relief
www.comicrelief.com

Children in Need
www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

CHK Charities Ltd
www.chkcharities.co.uk

Community Foundation Network
www.communityfoundations.org.uk

Esmee Fairbairn
www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Henry Smith
www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
www.jrf.org.uk

Northern Rock
www.nr-foundation.org.uk

Robertson Trust
www.therobertsontrust.org.uk

Tudor Trust
www.tudortrust.org.uk

Woodroffe Benton Foundation
www.woodroffebenton.org.uk

Zurich Community Trust
www.zurich.co.uk/zurichcommunitytrust

 

 

 

Funding Websites

Funding Central

www.fundingcentral.org.uk

 GRANTnet

www.grantnet.com

Guidestar 

www.guidestar.org.uk

Trust Funding

www.trustfunding.org.uk

National Lottery Good Cause

www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

Grants Online

www.grantsonline.org.uk