Useful Links

Useful free or low-cost resources and funding information relevant to small and medium-sized charities.

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
www.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

 

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

 

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

 

National Assembly for Wales
General information, news, statistics and publications
www.gov.wales

 

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.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
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

 

Comic Relief
www.comicrelief.com

 

Children in Need
www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

 

CHK Charities Ltd
www.chkcharities.co.uk

 

Community Foundation Network
www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/

 

Community Fund
www.tnlcommunityfund.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

 

Funds Online
www.fundsonline.org.uk/

 

National Lottery Good Cause
www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

 

Grants Online
www.grantsonline.org.uk