An Introduction to European Funding
As competition for UK funding becomes fiercer, many - who have until now been able to manage without - are now considering European funding as a viable alternative. This course offers an introduction to the funding available directly from the European Commission. (Note, it does NOT cover structural funds managed by the UK government such as ERDF or ESF.)
"An Introduction to European Funding" is an ideal initiation for anyone who is new to the workings of the EC and who is considering applying for the first time for funding direct from Europe.
An introductory rate of £195 plus VAT per person, which includes lunch and light refreshments during the day and covers the costs of course material.
Next training date
This practical one-day training course will be held in our training room at the Idox office in London.
Who is the course for and what will it offer?
Staff in any organisation considering applying for EU funding beyond the UK administered structural funds will benefit from attending this course, including: local authorities; colleges and universities; housing associations; police forces; fire services; and the voluntary and community sectors.
Delegates attending the course will be furnished with the tools they need to research and develop a winning EU grant application.
For organisations wishing to run a closed course at their own offices, costs are as follows:
- Up to 10 attendees: £1,499 + VAT.*
The above prices exclude travel expenses (charged at 45p per mile from the Idox offices in Wilmslow, Cheshire), plus overnight expenses (where warranted by the distance involved).
About the course provider
The course will be led by Ritchie Head. Ritchie was previously Director of a Regional Contact Point for FP6/7 where he built a team of 5 consultants, in the first 3 years of FP7 they supported over 120 proposals. Prior to this he worked as a Research Manager at TNO in the Netherlands, an independent research organisation with a 600 million euro annual turnover. He has also worked as a researcher for a Biotech SME in Iceland, and as a Research Assistant at two UK Universities on European Commission Framework Programme projects, following his PhD.
“I found a lot of the information useful for ongoing applications. What I enjoyed most about the course was our participation was sought and we were able to relate the exercises to our own projects. Excellent.”
Katie Nial, Funding and Investment Officer, Northampton Borough Council
“Informal and interactive and a potentially ‘dry’ subject was made interesting.”
Ian Ayres, Business Development Director, Groundwork Solent
Typical Programme Outline
10-30 – 11.00 Setting the Scene
- Are You Funding Ready? (with exercise)
- The Project Idea
- The EU’s Objectives
11.00 – 11.50 Working With Partners
- What makes a good partner? (with exercise)
- Identifying partners and partner databases
- Meeting with partners
11.50 – 12.15 Identifying Funding
12.15 – 1.15 Lunch
1.15 – 2.30 Bid Preparation
2.30 – 2.45 Writing a Successful Bid
2.45 – 3.00 Dissemination (with exercise)
3.00 – 3.15 Round up and follow-on support
Idox Information Solutions is proud to be a certified member of the CPD Certification Service.
- Ability to identify relevant EU funding programmes
- Understanding of what qualities are needed in an ideal partner
- Understanding of how to identify policy drivers
- Understanding of the principles of a good work plan
- Better understanding of impacts and what makes a good bid
- Knowledge of how to disseminate findings
CPD Certification Service
Idox Information Solutions is proud to be a certified member of the CPD Certification Service. This means that the further learning value and structure of our training courses have been approved as conforming to CPD guidelines.
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