Are Grants Gifts?

Often, you’ll hear it said that a grant is a gift. I’ve phrased it that way myself. It’s a convenient, shorthand way to differentiate them from loans, to put the emphasis on the fact that they do not have to be repaid.
But in other, important ways, grants are different from gifts, as we like to think of the term.

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With Grants, Timing May Be Everything

We all know the feeling of coming thisclose to getting something, then finding out that we just barely missed out. This can be true with grant funding. Many grant programs are funded at a particular time of year, then end when all the funds are allocated. Others have a pre-determined funding cycle. If you miss this funding cycle, you end up having to wait until the next one, or if the program isn’t renewed, then you miss out altogether.

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Stay Cosy in Your Home

We’ve have some tough winters in England, and some of the housing can be a bit drafty. This not only makes it uncomfortable for you, but also means that your bills can be high. Luckily, there are government grants to the rescue. There are a number of programmes that provide financial assistance to you to upgrade the energy efficiency where you live.

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Grant Funding for Innovative Individuals and Businesses in England

Grants for individuals and grants for small businesses are available in England for people and organizations that want to develop innovative technology. Through a charity called Nesta, you can receive investment and grant funding to help bring your ideas to life. Besides grants and investments, Nesta also offers access to research, networking, and a pool of skilled subject matter experts.

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You Can Benefit by Helping Others

This website provides you with plenty of information about how you can receive government grants for yourself or your organization. But here, we’re going to take a quick look at how you can provide for others and benefit yourself. You can donate cash, services, or useful items to charities that benefit communities, men, women, children, or animals.

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Why Low-interest and No-interest Loans Are Worth a Look

You need money to fulfill your business, education, or real estate goals. The best option for each of these is a government grant. But sometimes you may either be waiting for grant money or find that you need to supplement the free government grant. What do you do? One of the next best choices is a low-interest or no-interest loan. Here’s why these are great deals for you.

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Why Does the Government Give Grant Money?

Some people may be skeptical that government grants are real because they seem too good to be true. They do exist and are available, and I have countless happy students who can attest to that. Here’s what you need to know though. Grants exist for a purpose. The reason that the government gives money to individuals, organizations, and small businesses is that the grant funds fulfill a purpose.

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Why Are There Government Grants for Minorities?

Each government funding program has its own set of guidelines, and there are some that are allocated specifically for minorities. The definition of what constitutes a minority differs a little from place to place, but it will typically be defined in the program guidelines. The idea behind providing funding that is earmarked for minority members of our society is an acknowledgement that there

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What Is a Guaranteed Loan and How Can Your Business Benefit from It?

One form of business funding is a guaranteed loan. Some people may misunderstand what the word “guaranteed” means in this context, though. It does not mean that there is a guarantee that the loan will be made, no matter what. What the word “guarantee” means here is that the loan is backed by government funding so that the lending institution will be fully or partially reimbursed if the loan is not repaid.

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There’s Grant Money for Grandma Too!

Grants are often designated for specific groups of people, and one group that receives many different types of funding are the older members of our society. One of the most basic needs for a senior is having a safe, secure energy-efficient home. Government grants for real estate (also called government grants for properties in some places).

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