Useful Links

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)
The national umbrella body of the Rural Community Action Network

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations


The Association of Charitable Foundations

Big Give

Helps donors find charity projects in their field of interest

National Funding Scheme

Charities Evaluation Service (CES)

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

Charity Commission
The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales

Community Development Exchange
The UK-wide membership organisation for community development

Development Trusts Association
A network of community practitioners that help people to set up and network with other development trusts 

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

The Equality and Human Rights Commission

Fundraising Standards Board
The Fundraising Standards Board is the new self-regulatory body for fundraising in the UK

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

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.

Comprehensive grant information for the UK covering European, national government and lottery funding plus regional and local funding

The UK's leading network for community-led organisations

National Funding Scheme

National Assembly for Wales

General information, news, statistics and publications

Neighbourhood Statistics 
Free to access government website providing a range of local area information

NAVCA National Association for Voluntary and Community Action

NCVO The National Council for Voluntary Organisations

PwC UK - Charities
Website offering useful free resources for 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

Write to
Website offering a simple way to contact your Councillors, MPs, MEPs or Welsh and London Assembly Members

Other Funders

Awards for All

Big Lottery

Comic Relief

Children in Need

CHK Charities Ltd

Community Foundation Network

Esmee Fairbairn

Henry Smith

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Northern Rock

Robertson Trust

Tudor Trust

Woodroffe Benton Foundation

Zurich Community Trust




Funding Websites

Funding Central



Trust Funding

National Lottery Good Cause

Grants Online