I was on leave last week so I missed what looked like an interesting web chat on The Guardian Higher Education Network on writing a successful grant proposal. If you want to continue as a researcher in higher education then writing grants and being successful is going to be important to your future career development. So the more you find out now about how to do it the better!
If you are interested in the topic you can still read the Guardian discussion on their website. Panellists included people from the British Academy and Research Councils UK so they should know what they are talking about.
Locally, you can get help from Edinburgh Research and Innovation (website only accessible from an Edinburgh domain computer) on how to write a successful grant and who to apply to.