Our impact

We regularly review and evaluate how Funding Central is working and how we're supporting the voluntary sector.

From our 2018 user survey we found out that...

We help our users find new funds

We save our users time

We help organisations become sustainable

Our users are satisfied with Funding Central

Our impact 2009-17

We've shared how we've got on over the years in our impact posters

What our users say

We asked our users why they subscribed and how they are using the funding they found.

Why I subscribed ...

"We subscribed because it is a fantastic way to keep abreast of what funding opportunities are available and for useful links to information and events. Keep up the good work!"
April Clifford, Operations Manager at Rulis

"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

“Funding Central helped us find new funding that we didn't know was available. It saved us hours searching. Our service users are living a more fulfilled, improved quality life which as reduced isolation, loneliness and saved lives. Thank you.”

Leisa Burniston, Next Steps Mental Health Resource Centre

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We found funding

"Funding Central helped us find funding from The Ernest Cook Trust, The Philip Bates Trust and the Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity. Along with funding from Coventry City Council we received £5090 in grants. I think that the fact that we fundraised helped us be more aware of needs and helped us change our way of thinking. "
Katherine Owen, Heart of England Co-operative Concert Orchestra

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"We’ve been successful with five applications, unsuccessful in about the same number, but we’ve learnt about upcoming opportunities, got a sense for the landscape and an understanding of the needs of local organisations and priorities of grants and foundations."
Katy Atkinson, The Reporters' Academy

More from Katy

“We secured a grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation for £5,000 to complete our Driftwood Project at Lyme Regis Baptist Church - changing a rather boring hall into a modern café with a fantastic curved ‘driftwood’ coffee bar. Our passion is to serve the local community by providing a creative and engaging space. We’d already raised most of the costs without any massive appeals as friends have ‘caught the vision’.”
Lyme Regis Baptist Church

"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, which is partially trying to raise funds for the charity that I work for. 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 have found much greater success by thoroughly researching the potential funder in terms of their guidelines, amounts granted, deadlines and also looking at their accounts on the Charity Commission website."
Stephen Robinson, Executive Advisor No Way Trust

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"We work with local schools and community groups to run gardening and food education classes. A £1000 grant from Green People was put towards a polytunnel so we can run workshops whatever the weather and be more self sufficient and grow all our own food from seed."
Christina Wheatley, Edible Rotherhithe

"Using Funding Central has been a lifesaver, pointing me in the right direction for what pockets of funding are available. The funding we found from the London Community Foundation has enabled us to grow and support more people - from running support classes for children to adult workshops."
Helen Bigham, Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association

User quote 'it thinks like we do'