1.7.1 Grants

Institutional grant funding generally poses little concern, especially when it is public funding for public interest initiatives. Dependency on grant funding is less of a problem when the grant is for capital purposes, rather than revenue activities of the society. Capital grants have a positive impact on societies by lowering the cost of capital. Even when a capital grant exceeds 90% of the total capital required, it is unlikely to have an adverse effect on a society, unless it diminishes the motivation of the local community to become members and investors in the society, or it leads to a society taking on a capital investment project that is much larger than it can support in revenue terms.

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