Funding Search Engine

If you are looking for a funding search engine to help you find funds which may be suitable for your project ideas, we recommend My Funding Central. This is free for use by smaller organisations with an income of under £30,000. There is an annual subscription starting from £50 for larger organisations.


My Funding Central is an affordable way to search for funding for your charity, voluntary organisation, community group or social enterprise in England.

Their service offers an intuitive search functionality tailored to your fundraising needs. Easy access to thousands of grants and social investment opportunities from local, national and international funding sources, all in one place.

Subscribe to search the comprehensive database containing billions of pounds of up to the minute grants information and social investment opportunities from a range of providers.

For more information or to subscribe, please click here.

Information Sheets

A variety of information sheets covering various funding topics are available to support your organisation.

Funding Overview

The aim of this factsheet is to give guidance on the whole process of fundraising – from deciding what you need funds for, to making the application

Completing Funding Applications

This factsheet produced by Hartshorn and Ward explains what you need to think about when completing funding applications

Making Applications

Once you have identified appropriate sources of funding you are ready to begin making applications, this factsheet explains how to make an application for funding

‘3 what’s and a why’ towards developing a funding application

This factsheet aims to help you submit strong applications for funding

Other useful resources

Funding Sources

The aim of this factsheet is to give an overview of the sources of funding available to voluntary and community groups

Charity Commission - Trustees, trading and tax

This factsheet produced is everything you need with regards to trustees, trading and taxes

Boroughwide Community Network

Produce a weekly newsletter updating on funding available within the VCSE sector.

Funding Central

This is an online search engine that you can use to find funders that match your project ideas. For most small organisations registration is free.