Who runs Funding Central

Funding Central is unique, providing access to information on thousands of grants, loan finance and social investment opportunities from local, national and EU funding sources all in one place.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) manages Funding Central in partnership with Idox.

We developed Funding Central to help support voluntary sector organisations secure funding for their work and explore sustainable income strategies.

In 2016 we made some changes and added subscription to replace our funding from the Cabinet Office.

Read how and why we added subscription

Our impact

We regularly review and evaluate how Funding Central is working and how we are supporting voluntary sector organisations to search for funding and develop sustainable income strategies.

Hear from our users

View our impact posters

About NCVO

NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they're essential for a better society. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations.

Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering. This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society - especially in times of challenge and change.

That's why, inspired and empowered by our 12,000 members, we champion the voluntary sector and volunteering. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities.

We connect organisations with the people, partners and resources they need to make the biggest difference.

We represent the voluntary sector and volunteering to government using the best research, we demonstrate their true value and help influence policy-makers.

We support voluntary organisations by generating and identifying the best knowledge and expertise.

Visit the NCVO website

About Idox

Idox is a leading specialist in online solutions for private, public and voluntary sector organisations with operational bases in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the US.

Idox is the market leader in providing high quality funding information to civil society, helping them to access relevant, accurate and timely information about the funding streams that can help them further their mission and goals. Idox has developed numerous award-winning websites and tools that support fund seeking, innovation and knowledge transfer for clients at all levels of government, for local agencies and authorities, and for organisations across the sector (e.g. the Big Chip, Sage/Daily Telegraph award for information websites).

The Idox group provides specialist information and knowledge management software products and content to the public sector.

Visit Idox's website

Support from trusts and foundations

We’ve built up relationships with trusts and foundations who recognise Funding Central’s key role for the voluntary sector. Since June 2016 we've secured funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Fidelity, CHK Charities Limited and the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

This funding enables us to keep Funding Central free for thousands of small organisations to use.