Funding, grants and security – making your property work for you

Obtaining funding for significant projects, whether for a capital project to upgrade or refurbish property or to purchase new premises, will often involve lenders or grant providers requiring security over an organisation’s property assets.

We will discuss how organisations can make the most of their property assets when seeking such funding, as well as highlighting key issues for Finance Directors and CEOs to consider when making applications for such funding.

Why choose this course?

The talk will cover:

1. Making an application for funding – what will a grant provider or lender want to know about your business.

2. What security will I have to give a grant provider/lender – what you and your legal advisers need to do to ‘put your house in order’.

3. Management of governance issues, including Charities Act requirements.


Jamie Huard

Senior Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Jamie acts for commercial, charity and private clients in all aspects of transactions involving commercial property, including general commercial property work, both transactional and management, sales, purchases and refinancings. He also advises on all aspects of landlord and tenant work including granting and taking new leases, lease renewals, assignments and underlettings.

Jane Lougher

Solicitor, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Jane has experience in commercial property and property finance work. She advises sporting bodies on the provision of grants and loans, and advises corporate occupiers from all sectors, both as landlords and tenants, on all aspects of their portfolios. Jane also acts for real estate clients on bespoke developments, particularly in the retail and office markets, and advises on all aspects of the development letting and finance arrangements. She assists insolvency practitioners on real estate issues, and works with funders on single unit and portfolio funding transactions.

Steve Mannix

Executive Director, Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Prior to his current role, Steve advised organisations on grant applications to various bodies.

Who should attend?

Finance directors, CEOs facilities managers and trustees of organisations considering or in the process of applying for loan or grant funding.

Other employees of such organisations who will be assisting in making such applications or with knowledge of the properties that may be used as security.


8.00am- Breakfast and registration 
8.30am- Seminar 
9.30am- Finish