grin is an award winning social enterprise based in North Devon, consisting of Paul Tucker and Dominie Dunbrook. Although GRIN was founded in 2012, we’ve worked in community and economic development in different settings for many years. We take a flexible approach to how we work with organisations in order to provide exactly the right package of support they need.
Paul is an award-winning bid writer who has helped not-for-profit organisations secure over £24 million worth of grants for a wide range of charities and organisations over the last 20 years. As a vastly experienced local, regional and European grants manager and assessor, Paul offers a funder’s perspective on how to prepare robust and convincing grant applications. He takes an inclusive approach to working with organisations and is keen to share the skills and techniques required to prepare grant proposals. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and has a Masters degree in Strategic Management from the University of Bristol.
Dominie has been working in funding advice, grants management and community & economic development for over 20 years. She has a comprehensive knowledge of different types of funding sources, gained while working for the National Lottery Community Fund, in 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 previously managed the Somerset Levels and Moors, Making it Local and REAL Devon LEADER programmes and currently works at North Devon Council as the Economic Development Manager for Place, managing the authority’s Economic Development Team. Dominie is currently leading on an £11 million regeneration project for Barnstaple, has recently helped the area secure a £3 million Cultural Development Grant as well as other significant funding to support the regeneration of local economies and communities.