How do I keep up to date with bidding deadlines and calls for proposals?
As anyone who has been responsible for making grant applications will be know, grants funding applications usually have short deadlines, and the key is to find out about opportunities quickly. The Grants Online funding information service will ensure that you become aware of funding opportunities at the earliest possible moment - allowing you the maximum time to complete your grant application and ultimately the greater chance of success.
Applying for grants is a competitive process with time being one of the key competitive factors in the application process. Each week Grants Online examines and analyses over a thousand funders websites to identify and highlight new funding opportunities. This provides information on the most recent calls for proposals and invitations for applications. This information goes into our Latest Funding News section as summary of which will also be emailed to you in the form of the "Funding Insight" Newsletter.
In addition, every time the Grants Online directory is updated with new grant funding opportunities we send email alerts to our subscribed users. Configure your alerts by region and category to ensure you see current information on European and UK grants that are applicable to you, direct to your inbox.
How do I find relevant grants for my project?
The Grants Online website has a number of powerful search tools which allow you to filter our database of European and UK grants. Our advanced search allows you to pick out grants by region, category, funding agency/organisation and funding type to find grant funding.
How do I subscribe to Grants Online?
To subscribe to the funding information service, you can either use our secure online payment facility, or our electronic order form.
If you require an invoice or wish to take out a multi-user subscription, please use the electronic order form - we'll receive your order and then set up your membership and send out your username and password to you. The process takes approximately 24 hours.
This online subscription service is powered by the Worldpay payment system which means that your credit card details are fully encrypted using the most sophisticated e-payment software.
How much does it cost?
The funding information service costs from as little as £25 + VAT for a month's membership. However, to take full advantage of our extensive grants database and email alerts to help you to find grant funding, we recommend a one year subscription at £175 + VAT (see full rates table). Our subscribers tell us time and again that the fee for our service pays for itself in awarded funding for their projects. Why not check out our funding success stories for more information.
Grants Online also offers a £50 discount to Voluntary and Community Organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000 pa. If you wish to be considered for this discount or have any questions about Grants Online please e-mail us or call us on 01202 823595.
Can I try the system before I commit to a subscription?
Yes! We offer a free 14 day trial with absolutely no commitment to buy. The free trial gives you full access to all the features of the funding information service. This means that for the duration of the free trial you will have access to:
- Our Funding Alert Service, which highlights new funding opportunities. This also includes our weekly "Funding Insight" Newsletter.
- Our searchable grants database which allows you to search for grants using a number of project criteria or key words
- Our Grants Directories which list the types of European and UK grants available.
The trial is completely free and without any obligation - you will not be asked to provide payment details. Once your free trial has expired your password will automatically be de-activated and you will be given the option to subscribe to the service .
What types of grants are included in your service?
Grants Online aims to provide information on all grants in the areas of:
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Business Development
- Children and Young People
- Community Development
- Education and Training
- Energy, Environment and Transport
- External Relations and International Development
- Health, Justice and Welfare
- Innovation, Research and Development
- Land and Premises
- Rural Development
- Sports and Leisure
Grants Online aims to provide information on all grants relevant to UK organisations. It does not cover grants relevant to non UK bodies nor grants relevant to students, other individuals or sole traders.
If you are a student you may wish to visit Student Cash Point, which is a free website designed to help students find the funding they need to cover the cost of going to college or university.
If your organisation is a school, you may find our sister site Grants 4 Schools has more tailored information relevant to help you find grant funding.
Can I get sent updates so I don't have to keep searching your database?
Yes! Our email alert service will deliver updated grant funding information to your inbox every time we add a new opportunity to our database. Set up your alerts by region and category to ensure you're seeing relevant information.