The August edition of the GRIN Grants and Resources Databases, now including an Index Tab designed to make it even easier to identify funding prospects, has been circulated this morning.
The index has thrown up some interesting results. Firstly, the number of grant-making trusts that support educational causes far exceeds any other category.
Funders that support the arts, children and young people, health causes, the environment and people in need are also predominant, as are those that will fund general charitable causes.
Unusual and very specific funding preferences of grant-makers include:
o Animals and artistic performance.
o Decorative tombs.
o False Memories, and
o Training for blacksmiths.
Of particular concern is the number of well-known High Street businesses that also have a charitable arm. Many of these businesses will feel the financial pressure of COVID-19, online shopping, out of town retail parts and supermarkets, the latter of which have flourished during COVID. Sadly, we expect a number will reduce or close their grant-making over the next 12 months.
If you’d like to see an example of the Grants and Resources Databases, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you some detailed snapshots.
Main Grants Database
COVID-19 Grant Programmes
South West England Grants