Definition of funding in English:



  • 1Money provided, especially by an organization or government, for a particular purpose.

    • ‘The solution has to be to provide more funding in order to be able to meet the high demand.’
    • ‘She said the authorities were not providing the extra funding needed to help meet the costs.’
    • ‘Lottery funding has provided a lifeline to the only theatre in Trowbridge.’
    • ‘The funding will provide a range of services that will assist in the matching of businesses and investors.’
    • ‘It also reveals a preference for debt over equity as a means of providing external funding.’
    • ‘The money will also be used to provide funding for an ethnic minority liaison officer to work in the community.’
    • ‘Other substantial amounts of funding were provided for welfare and educational projects.’
    • ‘Being told they simply had to spend money on capital funding, for example, forced them to catch up on that.’
    • ‘The group has also secured funding to provide a major new project for artists.’
    • ‘She also said there was no capital investment funding in place at present to build a new visitor centre.’
    • ‘It has sound financial management and funding is allocated according to its priorities.’
    • ‘Reluctant as always to spend money, the Queen had never provided proper funding for his work.’
    • ‘The best way to tackle this is to provide additional funding for the police to recruit extra officers.’
    • ‘He called on the international community to help provide resources and funding.’
    • ‘Assistance with funding was also provided by English Nature and a local quarrying company.’
    • ‘Martin, who is the best man to ever walk the earth, can't get lottery funding for love nor money.’
    • ‘The purpose of tax funding is to allow a variety of views to be aired.’
    • ‘But if the government wanted the idea to succeed it would have to provide some initial funding.’
    • ‘The report urges the Government to provide specific funding for powered wheelchairs.’
    • ‘One thing we would ask is for funding to be provided to maintain the new facilities to the required standard.’
    grant, allowance, endowment, contribution, donation, bursary, gift, present, investment, bestowal, benefaction, allocation, allotment, handout
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    1. 1.1 The action or practice of providing money for a particular purpose.
      • ‘Moreover, some types of research funding do not result in any benefit to a school.’
      • ‘However, we still rely entirely on the generosity of the public for funding.’
      • ‘What's the point in funding scientists if your not going to listen to them?’
      • ‘Journalists say one thing, scientists want funding and politicians want bandwagons.’
      • ‘The new funding from the two bodies means phase two can now get under way.’
      • ‘This funding has improved the quality of life of people in the county and been good for business.’
      • ‘Without value, it becomes highly likely that government funding for research would slow as well.’
      • ‘Ireland needs to keep the accelerator down on funding for research and development.’
      • ‘That is why Oxfam is campaigning to scrap the voucher system and replace it with more humane funding.’
      • ‘This is the primary reason for the dearth of funding for ageing research, but Dr. de Grey is fighting back.’
      • ‘The two hour walk is held in memory of the youngster and to raise awareness of the disease and funding for research.’
      • ‘Yet rumors persist that something is up within the department in regards to funding.’
      • ‘Corporate funding was pumped into new buildings that sprouted up on the Belfield campus.’
      • ‘Later, Chinese funding of malaria research at the institute gave a further push.’
      • ‘He is due to publish it tomorrow at a Glasgow conference on the private funding of public services.’
      • ‘The answer lies in cheaper film crews, extra funding for productions and a lower cost of living.’
      • ‘There is an assumption that the issue hinges on access and funding, with quality lagging far behind.’
      • ‘Proper funding to humanities departments in universities would also be a big help.’
      • ‘In the United States a coalition of groups of patients has argued for public funding for such research.’
      • ‘Strenuous efforts were made to secure public funding and overcome the obstacles presented.’