There is funding available out there to support your cause. If your role involves improving the prospects of others, you’ll know that getting the right information makes a huge difference. To help you get the best outcomes for those you serve, we’ve put together the resources you need to help you get it.

This guide offers the information you need to seek a share of over £5 billion – the annual total awarded by the 2,000 funders featured in this edition. With data sourced directly from grant-making charities, each with the potential to give at least £40,000 per year, no charity – big or small – should be without it.

This is the key information source for fundraisers, with which you can save time on finding funding prospects, target the grant-makers most relevant to your charity and discover funders you might not have known existed.

‘The Directory of Grant Making Trusts is an invaluable source of quality data connecting fundraisers with foundations. By providing such data, the directory saves fundraisers and grant-makers alike an enormous amount of time, effort and, ultimately, precious resources.’ Carol Mack, Chief Executive, ACF

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The Guide to UK Company Giving 2017/18

Every year UK companies contribute to society by supporting their communities and voluntary organisations. To improve your chances of benefiting, you need to know which companies give, why they do it, what their criteria are, and how to ask in the right way.

This guide not only provides a detailed insight into more than 400 companies and their giving strategies, but also advises on how to identify those most likely to support your organisation. Their combined contribution in cash donations and a diverse range of in-kind support amount to over £420 million.

‘Before you start typing a target name into your search engine, pick up this book; clear and reliable information in and accessible format that will save you hours in web searches an help you make relevant approaches for corporate support.’ Victoria Copeland, Corporate Relationships Manager, Blind Veterans UK

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The Guide to Educational Grants 2018/19 contains over 1,100 sources of non-statutory financial help for people in education, offering a total of around £55 million each year to the people you work with. It details who is eligible to receive grants, how to apply, different types of grants that are given, key information on what kind of projects are funded and the total amount of funding available.

If you work with students to advise them on money available to fund educational opportunities – whether school students, undergraduates or adult education – this guide is your one-stop-source for up-to-date information.

‘More than ever, we are humbled by the generosity and hard work of charities that support so many students in need. This guide is invaluable. Not only is it a comprehensive guide to sources of support available, it is testament to society’s commitment to access to education which changes people’s lives every day.’ Shakira Martin, NUS President

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The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 2018/19 is a comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-navigate guide which will simplify the often difficult task of finding the most appropriate support for your clients by outlining the eligibility criteria, amounts available and how to apply.

The 16th edition of The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need, containing over 200 new grant-makers, is the only publication to provide a comprehensive listing of all sources of non-statutory funding available for individuals in the UK.

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Raising Funds For Your School. This comprehensive manual is designed to help you and your school raise your game and maximise your fundraising returns regardless of your previous past.

At a time of severe cutbacks with schools facing a crisis in funding, this book will help you to develop alternative and additional income streams and to harness wide-ranging support.

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Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook 2018/2019

The definitive guide to all benefits and tax credits is an essential resource for all professional advisers serious about giving the best and most accurate advice to their clients.

This book is an essential resource for welfare rights advisers, lawyers, local authority staff, social workers, union officials and claimants.

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The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook is an invaluable source for any organisation that has or is thinking about setting up a volunteer programme.

What’s inside?

  • 592 pages of invaluable advice and guidance for volunteer managers
  • Information on recruitment, supervision and management of volunteers
  • Chapters on risk management, measuring effectiveness of your volunteer programme and enhancing its status

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sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.