Grant Making Organisations
Grant-making organisations make a crucial contribution to many charities’ incomes. This can be particularly true for smaller charities, but organisations of any size can find sources of grant income. Grants offer an excellent return on investment, especially for newer and smaller charities, with significant sums available, compared to the time and money needed to secure them. Grant funding is a must-do for most smaller charities and for larger ones, a very useful contribution to income.
Who provides grants?
Just like charities, grant-making organisations have aims that they want to achieve. The grants they give will be targeted at charities that can help them do this. Some are highly specialist, supporting charities only in a particular sector, working with particular target groups. Larger, institutional grant-makers have a wider reach, but will still have tight criteria you’ll need to meet.
Smaller charities tend to have success applying to small trusts and foundations working in the same space as them. Larger charities are more likely to succeed by applying to institutional grantmakers.