Funding sources, Fundraising, Trusts and foundations

The Guide to New Trusts 2023/24

Finding new grant-makers is a time-consuming and intricate business. The Guide to New Trusts takes the legwork out of the process to help you beat a short path to new funders who might support your cause.

The grant-makers in this guide, all registered in 2022/23, were chosen for their wide geographical area of operation and the breadth of their giving criteria, making them relevant to a large number of charities. This new edition offers a diverse range of opportunities, with grant-making charities established by individuals, families and companies.

Who should buy this book?

As the UK’s leading guide to the latest grant-making charities, this is a vital resource for anyone looking for potential new funding for their organisation.

What does it cover?

 At a glance, you can find essential, up-to-date information on:

  • Grant-makers’ aims and objectives
  • The causes or types of project they do and do not fund
  • Contact details, policies and application guidelines
  • Any available social media account information

It also reports on the progress and current giving practices of a few of the most effective grant-makers from previous editions.


‘It’s difficult to find funding as a small Welsh charity that supports animals, so we look to The Guide to New Trusts for vital new sources of funding. It’s our go-to resource.’

Debi Emmett, Chief Executive, Pet Foodbank Service


The Guide to New Trusts 2023/24 is a one-stop treasure trove, offering a broad range of grant-makers with clear objectives and preferences. This resource provides concise details, including contact information and social media links. If you’re a charity seeking funding, this guide is an invaluable companion.

The Interlink Foundation


‘This guide has been an essential resource for our research of new funders. It is detailed, easy to navigate and economical, saving our team a lot of valuable time that can go towards writing applications.’

Alice Marks, Development Manager, Galapagos Conservation Trust


‘It’s a pleasure to be contributing a foreword to this latest edition of The Guide to New Trusts. It is such a great tool for charities to find new funders who – like us – will be incredibly happy to support fantastic charities, build relationships and work together to improve lives.’

Jeannie Pitt, B&Q Foundation Manager

What they said about the previous editions

‘As a fundraiser for nearly 20 years, I realise the value in information and knowledge, and this publication remains an essential guide for fundraisers…This guide is a brilliant tool for finding partners to work with and help create a stronger charity sector.’ [from the foreword]

Tom Dixon, Head of Fundraising and Communications, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity


The Guide to New Trusts has proved to be an invaluable tool for our charity, it has enabled us to secure funding from organisations that we would never have known about otherwise. Funding we secured with the help of the guide enabled us to continue delivering critical youth provision – a really worthwhile investment.’

Louise Dukalski, Funding and HR Officer, Priority Youth Project


‘I find The Guide to New Trusts to be very beneficial in helping us to secure funds for our essential work at the Hospice.’

Lorna McCafferty, Trusts, Legacy and Individual Manager, St Andrew’s Hospice


The Guide to New Trusts is a well-researched and easy-to-read resource for a small fundraising development team – the one-stop shop to find newly established grant-makers.’

Celine McStravick, Strategic Director, National Children’s Bureau


About the authors

Ross Hardy

Ross joined DSC in July 2022 as a member of the research team and contributes to our funding guides and funding website. Before joining DSC, Ross worked on various research projects as part of his BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Nottingham and as an editor for international relations think tank RAIA.



Jessica Threlfall

Jessica has a great deal of experience researching grant-making charities and has co-authored a number of DSC’s guides on the subject, including three editions of bestseller, The Guide to New Trusts. Jessica is also the author of The Guide to Individuals In Need, and she has contributed to several other leading publications, including DSC’s The Guide to Major Trusts.

Before joining DSC in 2019, Jessica graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Lancaster University. She has also volunteered for a number of charities, including Southport and Formby Special Athletes, where she was responsible for running sports coaching sessions for adults with learning difficulties.

Look inside

Have a look inside the The Guide to New Trusts 2023/24.

You can now order The Guide to New Trusts 2024/25 and the 2022/23 edition (PDF only) is still available:



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