Definition of grant aid in English:

grant aid


mass nounBritish
  • Financial assistance, especially money that is granted by central government to local government or an institution.

    • ‘Charitable trust status would allow it to apply for grant aid and tax relief currently unavailable to it, permitting it to develop and improve.’
    • ‘A small group came together and began to fundraise and seek access to grant aid.’
    • ‘That adventurous use of grant aid has now been somewhat curtailed by central government.’
    • ‘English Heritage has replied that it is unlikely to provide that grant aid, and so the impasse continues and so does the deterioration of the building.’
    • ‘Given the cost it is going to involve a lot of money being raised locally but it is also hoped that grant aid will be available.’
    • ‘The project to reintroduce the Great Bustard to Salisbury Plain is having to rely more on its own merchandising after its main source of grant aid dried up.’
    • ‘Each year the foundation offers up to £500,000 in grant aid to community groups in areas where the company has newspapers.’
    • ‘Archaeologists from North Craven are using more than £25,000 in grant aid to run their first ever excavation.’
    • ‘And to make sure the project continues long after grant aid runs out, the scheme is expanding into the commercial market.’
    • ‘‘Most other museums of similar significance get some sort of grant aid,’ said Edwards.’
    • ‘This would mean 45 per cent would come through grant aid with the council borrowing the remainder from Government sources.’
    • ‘He said the trust had £110,000 and promises of grant aid of another £95,000.’
    • ‘Hopes of winning millions of pounds worth of grant aid were dashed for sports organisations across the country yesterday.’
    • ‘It seems that if funding and grant aid is available it must be obtained, and the money must be spent willy-nilly whether it is to the real advantage of the community or not.’
    • ‘Similarly, much of our heritage is being saved for future generations in the form of EU assisted grant aid.’
    • ‘The grant aid will meet the costs of the study for six years after which private-sector cash will be sought to continue the research.’
    • ‘This is because they are within wealthy neighbourhoods and do not feature among the government's priority areas in need of grant aid and social care support.’
    • ‘A stay of execution on the semi-derelict building came recently in the form of Government grant aid for urgent repairs.’
    • ‘He said the rail project will require a combination of grant aid and capital allowances from government.’
    • ‘It has attracted millions of pounds in grant aid and private investment and proved excellent value for money.’


  • Give grant aid to.

    • ‘A recent discussion on grant-aiding sportspeople highlighted what a few regarded to be anomalies in the system.’
    • ‘The Department of Social and Family Affairs has grant-aided Lifestart Sligo to mark the 10th anniversary of the UN International Year of the Family.’
    • ‘The project has been part-funded by the Sustainable Development Fund, which is grant-aided by Defra through the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.’
    • ‘Some is being grant-aided by the company.’
    • ‘The latter is now nearing completion at a cost of 280,000 and the venture has been grant-aided from National Lottery funds to the tune of 10,000.’
    • ‘Three Killarney festivals have been substantially grant-aided by the government but there is to be no cash assistance for the beleaguered Rose of Tralee festival, it emerged at the weekend.’
    • ‘Defra initially grant-aided a complete survey of the park to identify the scope of the project.’
    • ‘Bail out Scottish Opera here, axe a grant to a theatre company there; subsidise one writer, reject 10 others; grant-aid the art of the bagpipe, turn down a request for funds from fiddlers.’
    • ‘The work at Downton has been approved by the Avon and Dorset Local Flood Defence Committee and is grant-aided by Defra, with financial help from Salisbury district council.’
    • ‘Seven students each from Counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon may be grant-aided (subject to conditions) to do the course by their local Leader companies.’
    • ‘The Research Agenda was grant-aided by Historic Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Orkney Heritage Society, with support from Orkney College UHI.’
    • ‘The nearest equivalent is Edinburgh Review, published by Edinburgh University's Centre for the History of Ideas in Scotland and grant-aided by the Scottish Arts Council.’
    • ‘The Minister broke the news last week that a further 200,000 euro will be grant-aided to purchase vital equipment and dressing rooms at the facility.’
    • ‘Today, as prices for most farm commodities continue to fall, many farmers are taking advantage of the new grant-aided tree planting schemes on offer and planting many acres of marginal land with trees.’
    • ‘As such it is charged by Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 with the administration within its area of the scheme for grant-aiding the renewal of private sector housing for which that legislation makes provision.’
    • ‘After a major refit, which was heavily grant-aided, she was re-ticketed and started to deliver cargoes again, mostly carrying coal to the Outer Hebrides.’
    • ‘The Minister added that the Department grant-aided the rental costs of temporary accommodation and that assistance would be available for additional temporary accommodation to cater for anticipated increased enrolment.’
    • ‘English Heritage grant-aids the repair of the medieval and Victorian churches of the city centre (including St Denys, St Olave's, and St Laurence's) and surrounding villages (including the parish churches of Skelton and Dunnington).’
    • ‘Just a few years ago it was unthinkable the EU would prevent this country from grant-aiding any form of inward investment.’
    • ‘The Minister said that he was particularly pleased that a new Scheme for grant-aiding Housing / Handling facilities for Alternative Enterprises will be in operation.’


grant aid