About us

GRIN is a two-person cooperative consisting of Paul Tucker and Dominie Dunbrook. We’ve both worked in community and economic development for over 15 years and are able to take a very flexible approach to how we work in order to provide exactly the package of support you need.

Paul Tucker 

Paul is an award-winning bid writer who has secured over £16 million worth of grants for a wide range of South West charities and organisations over the   last 15 years. As an experienced local, regional and European grants manager and assessor, Paul also has a perspective ‘from the other side of the fence’   and is well equipped to advise on what makes a good grant application from a funder’s viewpoint. Paul takes an inclusive approach to working with     organisations and is keen to share the skills and techniques required to develop strong and convincing bids. He is a member of the Institute of   Fundraising and has a Masters Degree in Strategic Management from the University of Bristol.

Dominie Dunbrook 

Dominie has been working in funding advice and grants management for over 15 years. She has a comprehensive knowledge of different types of funding sources, gained while working for the Big Lottery Fund, the voluntary sector and in local government. Dominie has provided funding advice to all sectors during her career and has helped many organisations secure the resources they need to take their projects forward. She has also designed and delivered training programmes for both the voluntary and statutory sectors. Dominie has managed the Somerset Levels and Moors, Making it Local and REAL Devon LEADER programmes over the last 10 years and is a volunteer grant panelist for Devon Community Foundation. She currently works at North Devon Council as the Senior Economic Development Manager.