Finding funding sources

There are huge amounts of resources available to those looking for funding advice and guidance. Check with your local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) to see if there are free sources of funding information available in your area (for example at libraries) before paying a fee for funding websites or resources.
Free searchable online database available for registered users and fundraising advice.

Government funding
Free database of government funding for the voluntary and community sector.

UK Grants Online
Searchable online database available via subscription (or free trial).

Free searchable online database available for registered users.

Directory of Social Change’s searchable online database of trust funds available via subscription.

Your local authority may provide funding for your community and voluntary organisations, such as Community Chest grants. To find out what funding opportunities are available from your local authority, visit the Directgov website.

Sharing grant opportunities
From time to time we’ll post grant opportunities on the Playday facebook page. If you become aware of a funding source that would help other Playday event organisers, help others by posting it on Facebook.