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


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


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.


The UK's leading network for community-led organisations


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

Other Funders

Awards for All


Comic Relief


Children in Need


CHK Charities Ltd


Community Foundation Network


Community Fund


Esmee Fairbairn


Henry Smith


Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Northern Rock


Robertson Trust


Tudor Trust


Woodroffe Benton Foundation


Zurich Community Trust

Funding Websites

Funding Central


Funds Online


National Lottery Good Cause


Grants Online


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