Latest guide uncovers more funding for charities than ever before.

According to the latest edition of The Directory of Grant Making Trusts (DGMT), published by Directory of Social Change (DSC), contains over £5billion worth of funding that is available to UK charities from grant-making charities.

The guide, that covers over 2,000 of the largest grant-making charities that award grants to UK organisations, found that the combined giving of all the grant-makers in the new edition, totalled over £5.699 billion, marking an increase of around £290 million from the previous edition.

‘No one wants to spend unnecessary time making or reviewing inappropriate applications and so being able to depend on a resource such as The Directory of Grant Making Trusts is hugely valuable. With those many thousands of grant-making bodies nationwide, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and having the key details of the geographical area, grants awarded and, most importantly, funding interest, priorities and criteria all in one place is incredibly useful to find the grant-marker that can be right for your charity and project.’

Amanda Bringans

Director of Fundraising, British Heart Foundation and Chair of Trustees, Institute of Fundraising

Mairéad Bailie, lead author of the guide, said;

"We know many charities are struggling with increases in demand and pressure on their resources. The additional £290m of funding in this edition of DGMT means even more charities will have the chance to get the funding that they need, to help the people and causes they are working so hard to support."

New to DGMT are improvements to the book’s indexing, with additions such as ‘grant-makers by field of interest and type of beneficiary’ making this edition more user-friendly than ever. In addition, the new ‘grant-makers by type of organisation’ index, helps readers find the types of organisation that grant-makers will fund.

Since the first edition of DGMT in 1968, the title has gained a notable reputation as a comprehensive guide to UK grant-making charities and their funding policies.


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Notes to editors:

  • The Directory of Grant Making Trusts 2020/21 includes information over 2,000 funders, giving around £50,000 or more per year. It includes:

o Concise information and contact details for every record

o Annual grant total awarded by each grant-maker

o Examples of beneficiaries in each listing, for guidance on the types of organisations previously funded

o Extensive indexes divided by geographical area, field of interest and beneficiary group, organisation type, and kinds of grant available

o Each grant-maker’s description of project types that can or cannot qualify for funding

  • Founded in 1974, the Directory of Social Change (DSC) is a national charity which champions an independent voluntary sector through campaigning, training and publications. DSC is the largest supplier of information and training to the voluntary sector, and its work helps tens of thousands of organisations every year achieve their aims. Learn more at

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