Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we get asked a lot with some useful information and guidance.

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How are charities funded in the UK?

How charities in the UK are funded is different for each individual charitable organisation.

Some charities are funded by central or local Government, others depend on donations and some receive grants from other charitable organisations, such as community foundations.

In the case of receiving funding from community foundations, charities and voluntary organisations are able to apply for grants which are funded in a number of ways from individuals and businesses that want to support their local areas.  Grants enable charities to carry out vital work and give something back to the community, providing help and support for those who need it. 

To find out what funding you could receive from our network, find your nearest community foundation.