What is GRANTnet?
GRANTnet is a free to use funding search site provided by the market-leading grants database, GRANTfinder, which, since its establishment in 1985, has become the industry benchmark.
This site contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of grants, loans and other initiatives operating in the UK. Currently it holds details on over 4,000 initiatives, including grants from the European Commission, UK Government, local government, and corporate sponsors and charitable trusts. The site content is updated on a regular basis.
GRANTnet is designed to provide a brief description of the information that is available about each fund.
Who can access GRANTnet?
Anyone can access GRANTnet. All you need to do is register your details and log in using the password which will be e-mailed to you. The information contained in the database is relevant to many different types of organisation and will be tailored to your chosen area of the country.
Can I only access GRANTnet through a third party?
Yes. The aim of GRANTnet is to enable organisations such as small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), community groups and social enterprises to undertake a search for funding that may apply to specific projects. Having identified the grants, it is then important to receive advice from people who are experienced in the grant application process. With this in mind, GRANTnet was developed to provide a link between the enquiring organisation and the GRANTnet access point (GAP), many of whom are able to provide more detail on individual funds through GRANTfinder and often assist enquirers through the maze that is the world of funding.
Why do I have to register?
What happens when I register?
You are registered on the database of users and a password is issued. This is sent to the e-mail address you have provided as part of the registration process and it will only take a few minutes to complete the whole process.
Can I search anywhere in the UK?
No. The search is limited to the area covered by the third party subscriber through which you are accessing GRANTnet. If your project is to be undertaken in a different part of the country, then you should either: access the local authority site in the area in which the project is to be undertaken and determine if it is a subscriber to GRANTnet; or, alternatively, access www.grantnet.com - a site specific to Business Links and associated organisations.
Do I have to register again if I access through another site?
Your user name and password enables access to GRANTnet from any GRANTnet access Point (GAP) and you do not have to register again.
Can I do more than one search?
Yes. The database gives you the option of editing the search results or conducting a further search should you wish.
What happens to my funding search on GRANTnet?
When you have completed your GRANTnet search, you will receive details of all the funding schemes which match your search criteria. A GRANTnet enquiry report will also be sent to your chosen local support organisation (GAP). The report will contain your search criteria, search results and contact details.
Why does GRANTnet pass my details to a support organisation?
Through many years operating in the funding sector, we at GRANTfinder have recognised that organisations applying for grants are much more likely to be successful if they receive support from people who are experienced in the grant application process. With this in mind, GRANTnet was developed to provide a link between enquirers and organisations which are willing to help.
Who will have access to my personal details?
Where does the information in the database come from?
GRANTnet accesses the renowned GRANTfinder database. All the information is gathered from primary sources by experienced GRANTfinder researchers. The information is regularly updated, with new schemes constantly being introduced.
Is there any guarantee of a successful application?
The sheer volume of funds and providers gives those searching for funding a headache. There can never be any guarantee of success. By using GRANTnet, the volume of possible funds is narrowed considerably by correct use of the selection criteria. Passing that enquiry to organisations that may be able to assist in the completion of applications, and the business plans and constitutions that often have to accompany an application, will provide a greater chance of a successful conclusion.