This introductory course for those new to trust fundraising will answer these questions and more.

There are nearly 9,000 grant-making trusts in the UK. Who are they? What do they fund? How can you find out more about them? What makes a successful application?


To provide participants with the knowledge, tools and techniques to raise money from charitable trusts.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • understand what are grant-making trusts and foundations
  • be aware of what trusts fund
  • know how to research trusts
  • appreciate the key factors in a successful application
  • recognise how to connect with and develop relationships with trusts
  • ensure they comply with relevant legislation and best practice

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for trustees, staff or volunteers wanting to find out more about the potential for raising money from trusts. 

We can also tailor this course for your organisation, contact us for an informal discussion about your learning needs.