About governmentfunding.org.uk

The Funding Portal, governmentfunding.org.uk, went live on 29 September 2003. The website has been developed by the Directory of Social Change. DSC is a registered charity which provides a wide variety of information and training for the voluntary and community sector. In line with Recommendation 17 of HM Treasury's 2002 cross-cutting review, the site aims to provide 'a common point of access to Government grant funding for the VCS'.

The site offers the following features:

  • Searchable database of key information on grant schemes, with downloadable application forms and guidance documents.
  • Personalised user profile, where you can save previous searches, grant schemes, and online applications.
  • Email alerts about new and updated schemes that match the criteria you select.
  • News page containing links to important news articles from the sector press, and with searchable news archive.
  • Help & Advice section with general funding information, including an A-Z index of key terms and helpful links to other sites.