Directories and Portals
Use these directories and portals to find funding opportunities and apply for tendering opportunities.
You can use these directories to find more funding opportunities:
Online directory of corporate funding information. You have to pay to register on this.
Online directory of grants, contracts and loans for VCS organisations. Free to register.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
They are not a standard funder but sometimes issue calls for research or project proposals so it is worth signing up for their mailing
London Community Foundation
Administer grants for a range of funders. Get on their email list to keep up to date with opportunities.
Directory of grant-makers with an interest in sport and physical activity.
Online directory of Trust funders. You have to pay to register on this.
Public Sector funding portals
Most public sector bodies such as local authorities, NHS, Skills Funding Agency, use online services to advertise their tendering opportunities. If you are interested in providing services commissioned by the public sector, you need to use the relevant portal. Here are some examples:
Gov.uk Contracts Finder
For government contracts worth over £10K. Free to register.
London boroughs use this to advertise their tenders. Free to register.
Also called Procontract. Free online system. Once you register, and enter details of services you are interested in delivering, they will email you when relevant tendering opportunities arise.
Government Procurement Service
Have registration facility for larger procurement opportunities and a facility for SMEs to register their products and services
Skills Funding Agency
Providers need to be on the SFA Register of Training Organisations (the Register) at the time any funding invitation is issued. To get on the register, organisations must pass the SFA’s Due Diligence Assurance Gateway Questionnaire and supply Financial Statements.
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