A grant is a means of financial assistance given to an individual or organisation to help with things like:
Grants can be provided by federal, state and local governments, private businesses, trusts, foundations or philanthropic organisations. Grant providers often use an application process where grant seekers fill in a form and attach documents to formally request a grant. Individuals and organisations that seek a grant are called applicants.
A variety of grants are available through local councils. Contact them direct for more information.