- a subsidy furnished by a central government to a local one to help finance a public project, as the construction of a highway or school.
- a financial subsidy given to an individual or institution for research, educational, or cultural purposes.
Origin of grant-in-aid
Examples from the Web for grants-in-aid
Historical Examples of grants-in-aid
School fees are charged, and grants-in-aid are made to elementary schools.
Poor-rates were mounting, and grants-in-aid would extend impoverishment from the factory districts to the rural.
Grants-in-aid are given to other schools where a sufficiently good standard of instruction is maintained.
The deficiencies were made good by grants-in-aid from the imperial exchequer.
- a sum of money granted by one government to a lower level of government or to a dependency for a programme, etc
- education a grant provided by the central government or local education authority to ensure consistent standards in buildings and other facilities