One aspect of career development for researchers is to work with your colleagues and individually on research grant applications. In particular making fellowship applications. The links below provide you with access to resources to provide you with information on research funding. However, discussing this with your colleagues will be one of the main ways that you can find out about research funding in your subject area.
British Academy (The British Academy provides research funding to postdoctoral level scholars in all subjects within the humanities and social sciences)
European Research Council's: Starting Grants
ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams and will strengthen others that have been recently created. Further information is available from http://erc.europa.eu/starting-grants.