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  • Enterprising approach to prosperous communities

    Community enterprises are working hard to improve outcomes for health and wellbeing in local areas around the UK. But how are they achieving financial security?

  • Are you funding ready?

    Do you have a project that needs funding, but you don’t know where to begin? Then start here.

  • Learning from funding

    Driving Continuous Learning as a Grant Maker states that there are the early signs of a significant shift in the UK funding landscape, with learning emerging as a key driver of change in grant-making processes.

  • Finding your funding match

    What lessons can be learned from funders who have piloted matched funding programmes?

  • Let's get digital!

    What is considered a basic digital skill these days? And how do you know if you make the grade or not? Thankfully, there is a framework available that helps answer these questions.

  • Identifying Funding

    In this next article, GRANTfinder will take you through the steps to simplify the process of identifying funding for your project.

  • Working with partners

    In this article, GRANTfinder will look at the pros and cons of submitting bids in partnership with another organisation, as well as giving practical tips on how to seek out and manage a successful partnership.

  • A councillor’s guide to helping their local community win funding

    Read our top 5 tips for attracting funding for vote-winning local improvements.


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Funding Toolkit

Do you have a project to fund but not sure where to start and make it a reality? Our Funding Toolkit will guide you through each step of the funding process, providing top tips to help you to accelerate your project to success.

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A strategy for successful funding applications

Why do funding applications fail, and what can you do to improve your chances of winning that all-important bid? We’ve used our skills, knowledge and experience of supporting funding applicants to put together a strategy for successful funding bids.

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Funding Survey Key Findings

Making an effective funding bid can be a complex and time-consuming business. Although applicants put a lot of work into their bids, many still find they have been turned down. In 2018, we conducted a survey of funding practitioners to raise awareness of the latest developments in funding opportunities and help applicants succeed. 

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The 5 most common mistakes in preparing and drafting grant proposals

In this article, GRANTfinder Senior Consultant Remco van der Zouw describes what he’s learned over years of working in grants consultancy and management.

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How can universities make the most of the Industrial Strategy?

Since the publication of the Green Paper, key stakeholders have been offering their feedback about its aims, objectives and approach via an extensive official consultation process. This paper considers these responses whilst exploring what the Industrial Strategy offers to universities and the wider sector.

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