We regularly review and evaluate how Funding Central is working and how we're benefiting the voluntary sector.
- Between 2009 and 2016 over 95,000 people registered on Funding Central.
- Our users say Funding Central saves them time each week. On average over three hours saved a week.
- For the past three years 89% of our users said Funding Central alerted them to new funds.
- 85% of our users rate our tailored weekly newsletter as good or very good.
Find out about our impact:
What Funding Central users say
Why I subscribed ...
“Because as sole fundraiser, part time, I never have enough time to do everything I want to and your really useful newsletters save me so much time with ideas for further research, tips for other sources of funding, useful links.
Setting and saving a personal profile means the information is tailored, which saves trawling through lists of irrelevant links, as happens with other sites. Thank you.”
Dr. Clare Jefferis, Fundraising Manager, Lee Abbey
"Your newsletter is the best roundup of funding available."
Rashpal Rai Chief Executive and founder Wellbeing Works CIC
"Funding Central is the best funding search engine around...The funding environment has changed a lot over the six years .. We now have to do much more searching for eligible grants which makes funding central invaluable - The alert emails are really handy for flagging up funds which may have been missed!"
Ruth Copleston, Lincolnshire CVS
"We would and have recommended Funding Central to others. We tell them that it is extremely useful and easy to use service that will save them time and (usually already stretched) resources. Funding Central is extremely good in the fact that you can visit one site and find everything. News, funds, funders,contracts and training. It's is updated regularly which is great and is very accessible and easy to use."
"As an Executive Advisor for the No Way Trust I use Funding Central to alert me to funders that I may have never heard of and then to look at their funding guidelines. It is really useful to have the links to websites and funding applications all in one place and makes my job easier. The weekly newsletter is a great reminder of deadlines for specific funders.
Last year we have found funding through Funding Central from five different funders, raising a total of £16,500.
This funding has been core to the services that we provide. It has helped us to work with more young people, in different geographical locations across the UK, as well as to continue to employ an ex-offender to help with our work.
I would recommend Funding Central to anyone, as it is an excellent online resource for anyone looking for funds."
Stephen Robinson, No Way Trust
"I spotted this opportunity in my tailored, weekly email from Funding Central – we applied and were successful. This grant will allow us to cover administration costs, get the network up and running and hold meetings in the first year."
Lindy Booth Cascade Training Plus, South West
"Funding Central has played a key role in helping the UKDBA to identify the local pots of funding which has in turn influenced our delivery within a very positive way.
Funding Central is an excellent resource, because it identifies hundreds of funding organisations, commissions and contracts within seconds. This saves a huge amount of time searching through various websites.
We were successful in securing local housing and local authority funds to build up the grassroots side of Dodgeball, which has proven to be pivotal particularly within areas such as Greater Manchester."
Tom Hickson, Director of Strategy, UK Dodgeball Association
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