How to raise Funds from the European Commission

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The European Commission (EC) is a highly potential source of funding for NGOs worldwide. Its regular call for proposals and other grant opportunities offer a substantial amount of funding resources for NGOs. These calls and opportunities seek to support projects and programmes aimed at reducing global poverty, ensuring sustainable development and promoting democracy, peace and security around the world.

Although being one of the major multilaterals, the European Commission is still one of the less tapped donor agency. NGOs prefer to keep away from exploring funding options from this agency because of its complex system of providing grants. The EC grant system is highly competitive because of which it has developed multi-layered system for processing proposals. Sometimes the funding guidelines can be exhaustive, registration in its PADOR database can be complicated and its application form can be difficult to follow.

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But these impediments should not deter NGOs from tapping this huge resource of funding available for them. It does not take long to understand the grant system and apply for the EC grants.

Our webinar on ‘How to raise Funds from the European Commission‘ to be held on September 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT offers you with rich insights on how the EC grant system works and how NGOs can explore various opportunities available there. The webinar will help you better understand how the European Commission operations, how to identify the vast number of funding opportunities offered by it, how to register and apply for funding through its grant system and how can one become successful in raising funds from it.

Who is the trainer?

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Erik Detiger is the Managing Director of Philantropia, Inc and as an independent consultant and trainer has over a decade of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. A highly successful international project manager and fundraising professional, Erik has raised over US $150 million in the non-profit field for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. He has been successful in raising funds from a range of international institutional donors. Being of Dutch nationality and based in the States he counts with a wealth of knowledge on both US and European donors.

Meghan Arakelian is a Program Associate at Philantropia, Inc and is an experienced international fundraiser and researcher. She is especially skilled in conducting prospect research of international institutional donors. She has helped organize and led components of fundraising trainings in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

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  1. Dear sir,
    Our NGO is working in the field of Education, Health, Environment, Research, Self Employment Generation Programme Etc. we have many value bale projects in this field which can be much help to Developed the Nation from grass level
    we need funds for implement in favour of rural India
    thanks from vreesiindia teem

    v k yadav
    our e mail id [email protected]

  2. Avatar mushtaq gill says

    dear sir,
    greetings from pakistan.i would like to introduce something about my welfare organization.pcs(pakistan christian scouts)has been a rural christian organization since its inception 1989,focusing on the development of rural christian in accordence with its limited resources.withen the scope of 23 years of charity, this organization has done a lot for the rural christian community in all sub system of life.we have not subsidized by any donar agency as yet.we are seeking a donar for the promotion of our charitywork.for more information an attachment can be send as a proof regarding our social work.please contect me on,([email protected])
    with love and hope,
    mushtaq gill, from pakistan.

  3. Avatar Eng Yusuf Lare says

    Sardo Organization seeks $5000 USD to Somali women group with skill training program for six month
    please send us your call proposal document at [email protected]

  4. Avatar md,sahanewaj biswas says

    Dear,admin.we are working down trodden people for interior area please given us a suport for big success the programme

  5. Avatar vivek sharma says

    SIR, I am environmental and social expert having more than 10 year of experience with govt internantional organisation so i want fund for various env and social activites like women empowerment water conservation plz done it sir [email protected]

  6. sir i want to give treatment for old age,so i am physiotherapist,so i want funds for treatment thank u by [email protected]

    For kind reference enclosed the organisation profile.OUR MAIL IS [email protected]
    With High Regards

  8. Avatar Bishnu Sharma says

    Dear Sir and Madam,
    Culture Conservation Association Nepal (CCAN) is working to preserve every culture ,cultural heritage and cultural activities in Nepal and world. We are hoping little help from you for it’s further activities. Our e-mail : [email protected]

  9. Avatar Ghulam Sarwar says

    Dear Brother
    i am also working Sindh rural aria in education any thing reply from this site how can use this site & how can get grants from here explain please

  10. dear admin.
    good day, this site is very resources and been very helpful. but, its a wonder that Nigeria is not listed on the site for purchases. how then can Nigerians purchase resources?

  11. Avatar Mr.Gokul Chandra Dash says

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Greetings from VIKASH.
    VIKASH is a voluntary organisation working for the rural poor of Ganjam District since 10 years. Our thrust area is integrated development of specific vulnerable pockets of Ganjam district of Odisha state . Apart from that our organisation working in various capacity building programme i.e. women empowerment, Leadership building of rural youths, imparting vocational training to sustain the livelihood of rural youths, Training of PRI members with the Partnership of government. Hence we are requesting you kindly provide us some valuable project proposal guidelines to initiate in our target area.
    Anticipating your kind consider and Favourable cooperation.
    For kind reference enclosed the organisation profile.
    With High Regards
    Gokula Chandra Das
    Director VIKASH

  12. our concern is to get grants from various institution to help vulnerable children we deal with,assisting people affected with HIV and AIDS and we provide life skills education for the youth to enable them avoid to involve in the malpractices in the society.

    we plan to get fifty acre of fetile land to establishe agricultural activities and animal keeping to help people we help them and assisting the organisation.

  13. Avatar Humanitarian Care and Relief Organization says

    Humanitarian Care and Relief Organization with its acronym HUMANCARE, is a fully registered NGO in Ghana. Our current projects include, educating and building the capacities of communities (especially women) to scale up for food security for climate change adaptation and mitigation of its effects, women empowerment, and worst forms of child labor.We want to get co-operation and financial support from EC.

    Yours Sincerely

    Kwesi Attah
    (Executive Director)

  14. Avatar R. B. SINHA says

    Institute of rural management , GIRIDIH , JHARKHAND, INDIA Wants to get co-operation from EC but it gets difficult to develop proper relation to have resource under development project . It has 23years of experience in the area of development and law of India . It requires yours special support ave and guide to have co-ordination . It is registered under your PADOR On 26/01/2010.We need your support for tribal adolescent educatin and development and legal defence project.

    • Avatar somasundaram says

      Dear Brother
      i am also indian any thing reply from this site how can use this site & how can get grants from here explain please
      Tamilnadu, Chennai