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Funding directories will enable you to find information about trusts and charities.

It is a good idea to use these in addition to an online funding search, as some of the charities listed in these directories do not have an online presence.

Most of the directories listed below can be found in the Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts. If you are not a current student at Trinity Laban, you can still access the library. Read more about access to the Jerwood Library for visitors and alumni. You should also be able to find some of these directories in your local library. 

Funding Directories: 

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding 

Published by GradFunding. The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is all about alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality. The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. Trinity Laban has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so students and staff can log in and use it for free.

If you are a prospective student who has been offered a place at Trinity Laban, please email the Student Services department to get an access PIN. A printed copy of the Guide is held by the Student Services department and is available on a reference basis to current Trinity Laban students.

The Guide to Educational Grants

Published by the Directory of Social Change. This is a very useful and clearly set out resource, setting out details of a huge range of trusts and charities that provide funding to individuals for education and training. Available in the Jerwood Library and the Laban Library.

The Grants Register: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide

Published by Palgrave Macmillan. The most comprehensive guide on postgraduate grants and professional funding globally. Available in the Jerwood Library.

The British & International Music Yearbook

Published by Rhinegold. Contains sections on scholarship and grants for study and research in the UK and abroad. Available in the Jerwood Library.

The Grants Register

Published by Palgrave Macmillan. Annual guide to postgraduate funding worldwide. It is possible to search for an award within a specific subject area. A list of awards by subject are further subdivided by nationality. Available in the Jerwood Library. 

Charities Digest

Published by Wilmington Business Intelligence. The majority of information is about national charities and charities which cover whole regions of the country. Also includes key local organisations and charities that offer grants to individuals. The publication is also indexed to help you find the charity you need by focusing on the subject area you are looking for (for example, Education and Training). Available in the Jerwood Library. 

The Guide to the Major Trusts

Published by the Directory of Social Change in two volumes. A guide for those seeking to raise money for charity from grant-making trusts and foundations. Includes details of the top 400 UK trusts; details of the grant-giving of each trust; descriptions of trusts’ grant-making policies and practices; examples of donations made; the trusts’ own guidelines and advice for applicants (including contact details and deadlines); independent commentary on the trusts’ activities and concerns. Available in the Jerwood Library. 

The Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need 

Published by the Directory of Social Change. Details of a wide range of funds and other support available for the relief of individual poverty and hardship. This directory is not aimed at funding for education, but there are useful funding bodies within it that may not be listed elsewhere. Available in the Jerwood Library.



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