Idox Information Solutions : GRANTfinder

By: Idox  05/12/2011
Keywords: information solutions, External Funding, Funding Searches

The UK's leading and most advanced grants and policy database that brings together all external funding opportunities and related policy across the UK. It is used by the UK's leading public sector bodies, private businesses, consultants and charitable and voluntary sector who use it to search for funding for their own organisations as well as to support others.

But GRANTfinder is more than a database – it is a complete funding service. Our team of funding professionals analyse huge amounts of information to showcase the most relevant to you through our Newsflash service, auto alerts and authoritative articles. Your GRANTfinder subscription entitles you to direct access to our dedicated Research team who always go one step further in offering you a service that is both knowledgeable and relevant to the needs of your organisation.

Key features:

  • Database is updated in real-time – as soon as we know about a new funding opportunity or change, so do you.
  • Precise funding searches – use our step-by-step project search to identify funding that is unique to you and your partners.
  • Advanced search capabilities – fully-supported Boolean searching helps you to use the database to conduct background research at pre-project stage into particular subject areas or funding bodies.
  • Extensive information – complete fund details, including background, funding levels, eligibility criteria, previous successful projects, who to contact and links to application forms.
  • Links to policy – helping you to understand how policy and legislation changes affect funding and how to take account of the bigger policy picture when making a funding application.
  • Authoritative monthly papers – from writing a fundraising strategy to setting up a time bank, our articles helping you and your colleagues to understand and react to the latest developments in the funding world and learn from best practice.
  • Research Help Desk – access to a dedicated team of specialist researchers who are on hand to help with your enquiries throughout the working day.
  • Bespoke reports – 3 levels of search results allowing you to create tailored reports for colleagues and third party organisations according to the level of information they need.
  • Newsflash service – approaching deadlines and policy decisions brought direct to your inbox.
  • Weekly bulletin – categorised by subject, allowing you to focus purely on areas of interest to you.
"The Football Association has been using GRANTfinder software for over seven years in supporting clubs and other parties develop funding bids. During this time, we have been very pleased with the software and indeed, the service and support offered on several occasions used training services from GRANTfinder and again, these have always been delivered successfully. There is no doubt that the software offers excellent value for money in terms of cost versus grant secured through the use of the system. One of the most important features of the system is that the user will always be sure of being able to access the very latest information relating to any specific grant stream and also, more latterly, policy advisories. We would recommend GRANTfinder to those seeking access to an accurate and up-to-date database of domestic and European funding streams."
— Peter Kay, Senior Facilities and Investment Manager, The Football Association
"The higher education sector will have an increasing need to maximise income from sources other than its core grant for the Higher Education Funding Council over the next few years and the GRANTfinder database offers the opportunity to search for funds both for a specific development and also for keeping abreast of recent calls. This tool remains a valuable and unique resource in the armoury of knowledge exchange professionals and business development managers in HE in their work to support academic enterprise."
— Sarah O'Donnell, Head of Corporate Development, Manchester Metropolitan University
"We choose GRANTfinder again and again because, in our experience, the database of schemes and other information is well maintained; the user interface is robust and easy to use; the support we get from the trainers and the office staff is helpful and inspires confidence; and we are consulted from time to time on product development and are able to input suggestions to better meet our needs."
— Paul James, Head of Partnership Working, Oxfordshire County Council

Keywords: External Funding, Funding Searches, information solutions

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