Facts & Figures: Grant-Making Trusts

Facts & Figures: Grant-Making Trusts

This free report gives an overview of grant-making trusts, with a specific look at relationships between grant givers and grantees. Discover the role of grants in the UK, and the viewpoint of the grantee in regards to the grant maker and the processes involved.

Key Facts:

  • There are around 8,000 UK grant-making trusts, giving a total of £3bn annually.
  • The average individual grant size in the UK is £10,000.
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest grant giver worldwide and in second place is the Wellcome Trust.
  • Communication between beneficiaries and funders is problematic; with 68% of funders not talking to beneficiaries before funding, and 65% not talking after funding.

Hi Jane,
You can download the Facts and Figures Grant-Making Trusts Report using the purple download form located above this section. If you're having some trouble, please email us at insight@nfpsynergy.net and we will email you the report.
Best wishes,

Submitted by Helen (not verified) on 30 Nov 2017


Thank you for the report. My only comment would be that it's not as substantial, in-depth, or revealing as many of your previous reports have led me to expect.

Hello Helen,

Many thanks for your comment. We envisioned our Facts and Figures series to be short overviews of a particular topics. We are working on a larger more holistic report on Grant-makers relationships with charities at the moment. It is going to be ready early 2018. Please do keep an eye on our website not to miss out.

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