|Euro Citizen Action Service
|Textbook | Monograph
This is the seventh edition of the funding guide for the non-profit sector published by the Euro Citizen Action Service. The aim of the guide is to reach non-governmental organisations, which are currently missing out on the funding opportunities available in Europe due to the complexity of the process. Despite the publication of the Commission's Vade-mecum on Grant Management, information on funding remains highly scattered, this guide responds to the problem by providing an overview of all funding opportunities.
The first part of the book concentrates on funding provided directly by the European Commission with a detailed explanation of the Vade-mecum publication and the means of accessing EU funding.
The European Commission rarely contributes 100% of the funding for a project and so the second part of this book provides details on obtaining co-funding from foundations, corporate sponsors and other organisations. For each organisation information is provided on the amount of total grants, their funding interests, their funding area, the nature of applications as well as a contact address and where available the organisation's website.
Part Three is devoted to the Structural Funds programme for 2000-2006 with details of the types of programmes and the implementation and involvement of project promoters as well as practical tips on applying for these funds.
Profiles of the budget lines that are the most relevant to NGOs seeking funding for projects in Europe are presented in part four while part five focuses on external funding including the latest information on the Cotonou agreement.
The final part of the book provides a comprehensive list of contact points for the Structural Funds, European Commission offices in Member States and delegations in non-Member States, the Directorate-general for Development and the Directorate-general for External Relations.
The ECAS guide will be a valuable resource for all NGOs hoping to secure EU funding.
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