There’s a new list you can use to search for UK charities and it’s a high-fat alternative to the other big contender, GuideStar. Highlights include:
- The biggest list: coverage of 220,000 organisations across the entire UK – including non-profits which are not registered charities.
- Search by a meaningful set of categories (eg Elderly, Social Welfare). This is a big advance over the other offerings. However categories haven’t been assigned to all entries and you’ll miss out if you want a comprehensive list.
- A postcode search which lets you define your local radius (from 5-25 miles).
- Search by whether or not the organisation has a website. Nice.
It’s from the charity banking organisation CAF. Researching donors will also be happy to know that there are rumblings of a new secret weapon from GuideStar and I wonder when that will roll out and what it will deliver…