Specialist Services

LEES are a leading provider of grant assurance services, and are currently engaged to report on more than 250 assignments per year.

We are experienced in the requirements of Lead Partner audits and EU Second Level Control Reviews.

Our sector specialisms include:

  • European Union 7th Framework – EUFP7 (FP7)
  • Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie actions
  • Horizon 2020
  • INTERREG (all variants)
  • US Federal Funding – Single Audit (Formerly known as A-133)
  • InnovateUK (TSB)
  • DEFRA
  • DECC
  • DfE
  • European Structural and Investment Funds
  • BIS
  • Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI JU)
  • TEN-T

Consultancy Services

We understand that research grants require a significant amount of administration to meet the requirements of sponsors. We also realise that some organisations may not possess the experience or resources to do this. Offering a comprehensive service covering all bases, LEES is committed to helping organisations achieve their goals. We specialise in the financial management and administration of research grants (although we are not limited to these specialisms) including:

  • Costing applications
  • Overhead recovery
  • Budget allocation
  • Setting policy procedures
  • Financial administration
  • Reporting
  • Compliance
  • Pre-audit review
  • Horizon 2020 health checks and interim reviews
  • Training
  • Coordination of awards
  • Troubleshooting

In fact, whatever your grant audit needs may be, we are able to help. LEES also has significant experience in dealing with a number of funding streams, including:

  • EC Framework Programmes (FP7 and Horizon 2020)
  • INTERREG
  • EC Asia Link
  • Research Councils United Kingdom
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Cancer Research UK
  • British Heart Foundation
  • The Royal Society
  • US Federal Funding

Our services will be performed either directly by a specialist LEES expert or – for cases in which ethical grant audit independence must maintained – a recommended and highly experienced independent consultant.

Forensic Reviews

LEES also offer grant audit forensic reviews, as well as expert witness services for beneficiaries, funding, and fellow professionals.

Grant Auditing Brochure

Further information about our services can be found in our Grant Auditing Brochure.


We welcome the opportunity to quote or tender for your Grant Audits