You can through a list of possible funders for your project here. Once you've found some potential funders you need to find out more about how to approach them. Use their websites, ring or email them to find out:-
The usual form for submitting applications will be in writing. Some funders have an application form, some don't. The same principles apply – your application should comprise the following 4 elements:-
1. Covering letter. There should be a covering letter from a senior member of your group that should include: a brief description of your group and its work; a brief description of the project for which funding is sought; the sum requested and the timescale for the project. The letter should be no longer than one side of A4 and produced in 12 point font size.
2. Outline of the project. A project outline should be attached which should describe: the background to the project; the case for support; what exactly the project will do; who it will help and how and its total cost, both in terms of revenue / on-going spending and capital / one-off spending.
3. Constitution, annual report and audited accounts (if applicable). The funder needs to be able to see that your organisation is creditable and reliable, and that it has a track record of useful work.
4. Any other information as specifically requested by the funder. The funder needs to be reassured that a relationship with you and your project will promote its particular values and objectives.
However you decide to package and present your project, make sure you give each of your targeted funders clear information on questions such as:-
Remember that funders are only human. They hope to receive something in return for the assistance they give you. In the case of a charitable trust, foundation or individual, all that may be necessary is an acknowledgement of their support, and the assurance that the project has in fact achieved results that accord with their values. Where a commercial company is involved, a more hard-edged payoff – such as good public relations – is likely to be desired. In making your approaches to funders, be sure to make it clear what a donor might receive in return for supporting you.
You can find further information on seeking funding in this factsheet.