Limerick – 18 October 2016

Training provider: The Wheel

Date / time: 18 Oct 2016 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd,
Location: Limerick

Price details:This is a free event for community and voluntary organisations and staff of local authorities but registration is essential.
This short information session organised by The Wheel is aimed at community and voluntary organisations keen to access EC funding.
This is a free event and registration is a must.
Book your place online HERE

Course details:

The European Commission (EC) is a significant source of funding for community groups and some local initiatives. Its regular calls for proposals and other grant opportunities offer a substantial amount of funding in a wide range of fields: poverty reduction; sustainable development; active citizenship etc.

Despite this, many community organisations and local authorities avoid applying for funding because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the EC grant system.

Ireland, in particular, has low levels of EC funding channelled towards the voluntary sector.  EC funding guidelines can be difficult to understand and application forms tricky. However, by investing time and becoming prepared, it is possible to access EC funds.

This short but useful information session organised by The Wheel, in association with Access Europe, will provide an overview of the various EC programmes available while also providing specific information on the ‘Europe for Citizens’ funding scheme which is seeking applications in 2016.

Given The Wheel’s role as the ‘National Contact Point’ in Ireland for ‘Europe for Citizens’, guidance will be provided on this programme in particular – its priorities, target groups, eligibility criteria, partner search and grant amounts currently available.

Attendees at this event will leave with:

  • An overview of the EU financial and policy background for 2015-2020
  • A snapshot of the funding opportunities per EU programme (Horizon2020, ESF, Interreg, Creative Europe etc).
  • Information on grants available under the ‘Europe for Citizens Programme’
  • Tips on how to assess your suitability for EU funding
  • Information on EU training and resources available.