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    GRANTfinder team address the challenges of climate change after IPCC shocked the world with its report on the consequences of burning through the 1.5°C carbon target.

  • Are you funding ready?

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


    This article considers how local authorities may best attract funding to their local areas through applying to EU funding whilst the current arrangements still apply as well as considering alternative funding sources beyond the EU.

  • Join GRANTfinder at the Scottish Fundraising Conference 2019

    GRANTfinder will be attending the Scottish Fundraising Conference 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on 1-2 October 2019.

  • 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.

  • More than just building houses

    In March 2019, GRANTfinder attended the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) annual housing finance conference and exhibition at the ACC in Liverpool.

  • Councils can! Local government call for the power and investment to succeed

    At the beginning of July, GRANTfinder joined over 1,400 delegates and 100 exhibitors at the Local Government Association (LGA) annual conference in Bournemouth.

  • 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 that needs funding, but you don’t know where to start? Do you have a project idea but not sure how to get it off the ground and make it a reality? Or do you need more support with the funding process in general? The Funding Toolkit will guide you through each step of the funding process, providing top tips along the way to help you to maximise your funding potential and 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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