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English definition of “grant in aid”

grant in aid

noun [C or U]
(also grant-in-aid)
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE an amount of money given by the government to a government department or social organization that is not a business: Grant in aid is paid where the Scottish Government has decided that the recipient body should operate at arm's length from government. This year grant-in-aid funding is available to voluntary sector bodies.
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