What is the NWRA EU Funding Network?
The NWRA is delighted to announce details of a new support network to assist Public Bodies, NGO’s, Third Level Colleges and Enterprises to avail of EU funding opportunities.
The EU through its various programmes provides funding for a broad range of projects. The funding covers many sectors such as regional development, enterprise, education, environment, tourism, employment research and the marine, and many more.
Accessing EU funds and grants can be a challenge for the most experienced practitioner! The NWRA EU Funding network will provide support in accessing funding, preparing applications and managing grants through its new EU Regional Network.
NWRA EU Funding Network Objectives
- Keep stakeholders updated on EU Funding Calls and Announcements
- Support stakeholders to respond and apply to EU Funding Calls with informative and relevant webinars and workshops
- Build the capacity of our stakeholders to be successful in securing EU funding and grants
Who Is It For?
This network is designed to support organisations who are eligible to participate in EU funded projects and programmes. Such organisations are Local Authorities, Public Bodies, NGO’s, Third Level Colleges, Industry Bodies such as Chambers of Commerce, and in certain cases Private Enterprises.
EU Programmes Funding – An Overview
EU Programmes are financed directly from the EU’s budget. Many Programmes are administered via national governments and departments. However some are administered directly by the EU and funding awarded following a competitive call for proposals from eligible actors in members states. It is these competitive programmes that the NWRA EU Funding Network will provide support and assistance towards. Successful applicants receive grants to implement an agreed work programme that contribute to the implementation of EU policy.
Significant grant support at rates of up to 100% is available for qualifying projects. Most EU Programmes require projects to form and operate via an interregional partnership of actors from three or more member states. EU funding presents a great opportunity to get involved in projects where expertise, experiences and methods used in other countries can be learned from, new solutions developed to common challenges or test and pilot new approaches.
EU Programmes run in seven-year cycles with the current programme period (2021 – 2027) commencing the rollout of their operational programmes. In this respect it is timely that the regions stakeholders maximise the opportunity to avail of the significant levels of funding available to further their capabilities, and delivery of strategy.
Why not read about some of our recently successful partners from across the region – explore here
EU Funding Network FAQs
Do I need to attend meetings?
To facilitate remote working, the network will be fully online.
What will I learn?
Webinars will be provided on:
- Advertised competitive calls primarily focused on the Atlantic Area Programme, Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme, Interreg Europe, North West Europe and ESPON / URBACT.
- Bid writing workshops
- Partnership building
How To Register?
Participation is easy and the benefits are exponential.
To register just complete the registration form and we will contact you on all upcoming events
Save The Date: The first EU Funding Network webinar takes place on March 28th 2022.