There are a number of charities, foundations and trusts that can offer some funding for postgraduate study including: scholarships; studentships; grants; travel awards; competitions. Many grants or awards have specific eligibility criteria such as the background of the student, or the chosen study discipline.
The most comprehensive source of postgraduate funding from trusts, foundations and charities can be found in The Grants Register. You can find this in the university library reference section and in main public libraries.
The Educational Grants Advisory Service is an independent advice agency for students seeking funding (with a focus on postgradautes). Please visit the EGAS website for more information.