Finding new and ‘hidden’ UK trusts and foundations

With everyone well aware of the mainstream directories listing UK trusts and foundations, it appears that there’s now a growing market for finding and publishing new and ‘hidden’ trusts. While new trusts can be found by delving through the Charity Commission website yourself, it is a time-consuming business, while ‘hidden’ trusts are often those that don’t tend to appear in the more mainstream directories and databases for one reason or another.

Here we list all the products available to charities looking to find new trusts to fund their work:

New Trust Update (The Factary)
The Factary’s New Trust Update is a monthly report that gives you information about grant-makers of interest to your organisation before they are “published in directories and swamped with applications”. New Trust Update is limited to a maximum 100 subscribers.
Cost: POA
Published: Monthly

Invisible Grantmakers (Social Partnership Marketing)
Invisible Grantmakers is a yearly report listing grant making trusts that are not featured in the best known published and online directories. They are compiled from “our extensive trust database, which itself is based on seventeen years item by item research of entries on the Charity Commission’s Register of Charities”.
Cost: £85
Published: Yearly (next one published March 2011)

SPM have also produced The IG Compendium (ltd ed. of 400), which features 192 selected trusts first featured in Invisible Grantmakers reports between 1998 and 2009. The report costs £180, although you can buy the two together for a discounted rate of £240.

Unlisted Trusts (Real World Fundraising)
The Guide has details of 100 unlisted trusts and has been subsidised by the Real World Foundation.
Cost: £30 for charities with income of up to £150,000 or £80 for charities with income of £150,000 and above.
Published: Yearly (around February)

The Guide to New Trusts (Directory of Social Change)
The DSC are launching a new guide this year which lists 100 newly-registered grant-making trusts from 2010.
Cost: £45
Published: Yearly (Due out in May 2011)

The Trust List
Operated by Stuart Sherriff, this service basically searches the Charity Commission website each month to find a new list of registered trusts. Fairly basic, but it does save you having to do it yourself.
Cost: £300 + VAT per year
Published: Monthly

If I’ve missed any, please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

Categories: Trusts & Foundations Resources

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Posted by Beccy Murrell

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