Caerphilly secures £100k in community funding via GRANTfinder

Caerphilly County Borough Council has announced that it secured £100k in 2017 alone thanks to its investment in GRANTfinder.

The money has enabled the Council to deliver significant health and social care benefits to the local community, with the GRANTfinder solution playing an integral role in identifying vital sources of non-mainstream funding for citizens across South East Wales.

While health and social care provision typically tend to be priority areas, issues such as health improvement and social care resources are also critically important for improving quality of life. By being able to identify, bid for and receive funding in these areas specifically, the Council has taken a proactive approach to health and wellbeing, subsequently minimising the impact on health services through early intervention.

Antony Bolter, Business Support & Funding Manager explains how the Council’s subscription to GRANTfinder works in practice:

"GRANTfinder allows an authority like ours to sign-up multiple users across all departments, allowing a drill-down to niche interests. Instead of casting a wide net for funds without a plan in place for spending, we can undertake searches in a tactical manner, marrying up our local needs with relevant funding pots.

“The income generated through GRANTfinder has far outweighed the cost of our subscription. We’ve been successful in securing funds for a variety of added-value projects that meet and exceed our priorities.”