Grants and Funding Information
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.
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.
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
- Big Lottery Fund: Scotland
- National Lottery Good Causes
- The Heritage Lottery Fund
- Awards for All (Local Community Groups)
- Sport Scotland
- ACVO (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations)
Aberdeen Library & Information Service,
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