Any time any company requires you to SEND money before receiving money is usually a scam. Exceptions would be refinancing or doing a loan modification on a house may require 1-2 points, etc.
From: OFID [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 7:11 PM
Subject: OFID Grant Notification
The sum of £745,816 British Pounds Sterling has been awarded to you as Grant Donation/Award from OFID. Contact Mr. Fred Thickins by replying to this notification.
Your Grant Qualification Code ( OFID/SAJ01/OGA2/55 )