Skipton BID offers Grant Finding Solutions For Member

Did you know that one of the key benefits of being a BID member, is that we now have GRANTfinder available in our offices for members to use.

We purchased this amazing resource at the end of last year, for a period of three years, so that any levy paying business can spend time at the BID office and apply for grants and funding available to them.

What is GRANTfinder?

According to the GRANTfinder website: ‘It is Europe’s leading service for grants information and it is an easy and reliable system to use. It is recognised as the largest and most comprehensively supported service of its type, with extensive coverage of sources including local, regional and national UK government and European funding, private initiatives, charitable trusts and corporate sponsorship. By imputing the correct data, it will then identify funding for projects, activities and business development that are relevant to your business.’

Our director Geraldine Thompson is happy to sit and talk through the system with members. She said: “You wouldn’t believe the amount of opportunities that there are available for the taking. The system is really easy to use so it’s well worth coming down and spending some time with us. We want as many levy paying businesses to make use of this tool, so please get in touch to find out more.”

Funding Opportunities Examples:

 Here are just a couple of examples of how GRANTfinder can be used…

  1. Grants for the Acquisition of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives – maximum value is Discretionary (deadline – none specified).

 Who can apply:

  • The National Libraries of the United Kingdom.
  • University, county, local authority and other libraries.
  • Record offices and archives services.
  • Any museum, gallery or institution to which the public has reasonable access, and which in the opinion of the Trustees, constitutes a proper repository for a proposed acquisition.
  1. One aim of this funding is to get more people active across England – maximum value £150,000 (deadline 24 April 2017). The Fund will test bold new approaches to getting young people involved in social action that includes sport and physical activity, especially those who might not have been involved in sport before. It will focus on engaging young people aged 10-20 into social action. Eligible projects must target young people who are interested in doing some (or more) social action.

Who can apply:

  • Applications will be accepted from a wide and diverse range of both sports organisations and non-sports organisations including charities, community interest companies (CICs), local authorities, universities and companies limited by guarantee.

The Benefits of GRANTfinder:

It is a valued tool for the BID in supporting the local community and with it, we aim to boost local businesses and continue to develop Skipton as a vibrant and attractive destination. The key themes we have noticed for funding are:

  • Things that lead in employment
  • Technological developments
  • Arts and culture
  • Heritage
  • Charity

But there’s plenty more opportunities, so don’t be afraid to come and have a look. We have already helped a number of businesses find a range of grants that are available for them to apply for.

To contact Geraldine to discuss further or to schedule a meeting, please email or call 01756 799033.

For further information on the BID and other resources available for BID members and levy payers, please take a look round the website, Skipton BID