Meaning of “funding” in the English Dictionary

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"funding" in British English

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fundingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfʌn.dɪŋ/ us /ˈfʌn.dɪŋ/

C1 money given by a government or organization for an event or activity:

Alisha is trying to get funding for her research.
They received state funding for the project.

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  • The basic lack of government funding is at the core of the problem.
  • Interest in the project fizzled after the funding was withdrawn.
  • The project suddenly got a new lease of life when the developers agreed to provide some more funding.
  • The education director is persevering in his attempt to obtain additional funding for the school.
  • We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.

(Definition of “funding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"funding" in American English

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fundingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfʌn·dɪŋ/

money made available for a particular purpose:

Doug is trying to get funding for his research.

(Definition of “funding” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"funding" in Business English

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fundingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfʌndɪŋ/ us FINANCE

money given by an organization or a government for a particular purpose:

secure/obtain/get funding We have secured funding under an EU programme for three new projects.
seek/require/need funding
funding for sth Our focus is on young companies seeking funding for new product development.
a reduction/cut/increase in funding
funding shortfall/crisis/gap The funding gap between pension assets and projected obligations has narrowed in each of the past four years.

(Definition of “funding” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)