Charitable trusts and foundations are registered charities that offer funding to a wide range of causes. Trusts and foundations provide around £1.5billion in grants each year.
Many charitable trusts and foundations are small and only offer limited amounts of funding to a small number of groups each year. However, some are very large, offering millions of pounds each year to good causes in the UK and overseas.
Each charitable trust or foundation has its own set of rules (guidance) on who can apply. Some will only fund registered charities while others will fund a wide range of organisations or individuals. Read the guidance carefully.
There are around 8,000 different trusts and foundations registered in the UK, and finding suitable ones to apply to involves some basic research - use the bfunded funding search
Most trust funders ask for a formal written application.
Some provide application forms and others ask for a letter instead.