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Grants and Funding Information

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The Information Centre holds a collection of directories which list sources of grants and funding and will assist both individuals and groups to find financial assistance. These include:

  • The Directory of Grant Making Trusts
  • Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need
  • The Educational Grants Directory
  • Guide to Scottish Trusts

A selection of other materials on fundraising is also available e.g.:-

  • Effective Fundraising
  • The Event Manager's Bible
  • Writing Better Fundraising Applications
  • Guide to UK Company Giving


Directory of Social Change (DSC) Funding Databases

DSC is an independent charity which provides essential information and training to the voluntary sector. One of their services is the provision of online funding databases, two of which can be accessed in the Information Centre of the Central Library.
DSC Grants for Individuals
The Grants for Individuals database has information on over 3,500 trusts which provide funding for individuals in need for educational and welfare purposes. Search for relevant trusts by entering criteria.

DSC Guide to Company Giving
This guide to company giving has details of almost 600 companies and what sort of donations and community support they are likely to fund.

Aberdeen City Council External and European Funding Service

Available to voluntary organisations and community groups. The service includes access to the Open 4 Funding database which can be searched for project funding. This database takes you through a series of simple questions about your organisation and what you need funding for. It will then produce a list of funders with information about their funding criteria and their contact details. To keep your information confidential you will need to register first on line and obtain your unique password.

For more on this service and to access Open 4 Funding, please go to the Funding and Grants Assistance webpage.

Useful External Links


Information Centre
Aberdeen Library & Information Service,
Rosemount Viaduct,
AB25 1GW.
01224 652511
01224 624118

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