Charitable trusts and foundations - There are over 9,000 charitable trusts distributing £2 billion per year. Charitable trusts can fund innovation and are a useful source of funding for mall scale projects. They are over-subscribed, and the application process can be slow.
Lottery funding - The lottery programmes have clear and transparent criteria and will provide large grants. Lottery programmes will only fund 'new work', and will not fund the core costs of an organisation. There is a significant amount of monitoring and evaluation required.