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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.


    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.

  • Interreg North-West Europe (NWE)

    Bring EU grant funding to your region

  • 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.


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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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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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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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Gender Equality in Research: From Policy to Practice

This paper examines the most recent statistics relating to gender in research; the reasons why women ‘drop off’ the research radar; what is currently being done to tackle the issue of gender equality in research worldwide; and what could be done to improve the percentage of women in research in the future.

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Is the Ceiling Made of Concrete - Barriers and Bias faced by BAME Academics in the UK

This paper examines recent data relating to ethnicity in academia and research; what is currently being done to tackle the issue of racial equality in research and higher education institutions (HEIs); and what other measures can be actioned to improve the percentage of BAME individuals in academia in the future.

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