Explore the benefits of Funding Central

Funding Central is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. The site provides access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs.

"Funding Central is the best funding tool I have come across." Quote from our 2012 user survey

Completely new to fundraising? Start with our guided search which takes you through a series of questions to return the most appropriate funding opportunities to suit your needs.

More experienced fundraiser? Drill down through thousands of opportunities to identify the most appropriate funding or finance for your organisation using the advanced search.

Are you looking for a partner to collaborate with? Do you want to establish or join a consortium?

Search our Partner Zone for potential partners who want to explore collaborative working opportunities, share experiences and expertise with others.

There's also support and advice around the key concepts of collaborative working.

Our impact

We regularly review and evaluate how Funding Central is working and how it's benefiting the voluntary sector. We've put together an impact poster to show you how we are doing.

Impact poster

As a funder or a commissioner, you have access to your own exclusive area - the Funder Zone. Here you can explore statistics on your funding programmes or contracts, including web visits and comments made and add your own helpful hints to support fund-seekers.

"It is an essential resource, and well maintained to ensure information is up to date. Thank you for providing this valuable service."

Are you ready to search?

Do you need support & advice?

Find tools and resources to help you make the right decision.


Discover how the world of grant making is evolving and access guidance on applying for grants plus advice on how to manage a relationship with a funder.


Access advice on how to tender and negotiate contracts and download practical tools that will help you to weigh up the associated benefits and risks.

Loan finance

Explore the benefits of loan finance and assess your organisation’s readiness to take out a loan to finance your future development.

Get started: watch our how-to guides

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Learn how to get the most out of the features on the site - watch our how-to guides.

Funding updates

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16 October 2012 Updated
Environmental Stewardship - Higher Level
16 October 2012 New
Establishment of Healthwatch Service
16 October 2012 New
Gallery and Cafe Operator

Funding deadlines

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Burton Breweries Charitable Trust
Burton Breweries Charitable Trust
First Light Young Film Fund - Pilot Awards
British Film Institute
First Light Young Film Fund - Studio Awards
British Film Institute

Training and events

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18 October 2012 South West
Planning for the Future
18 October 2012
How To Tender For Contracts
22 October 2012 West Midlands
Understanding Budgets and Finance