More About Funding Master
Helping more organisations get involved in EU and other national funding.
Who Are We
Funding Master was established by Dr. Ken Germaine as a way to get more organisations involved in European Union funding programmes such as INTERREG, ERASMUS+, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, HORIZION2020 and more.
Our affordable, transparent model means that client organisations have access to an experienced team of EU funding consultants with years of experience focusing on the development of innovative, funding-friendly pilot projects.
What We Do
We work with a group of client organisations which may be Public, Private or Third-sector organisations: municipalities, public bodies and agencies, representative bodies, third-level institutions, social and third-sector organisations and networks.
Funding Master was established by Dr. Ken Germaine as a way to get more organisations involved in European Union funding programmes such as INTERREG, ERASMUS+, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, HORIZION2020 and more. Our affordable, transparent model means that client organisations have access to an experienced team of EU funding consultants with years of experience focusing on the development of innovative, funding-friendly pilot projects.
Dr. Ken Germaine is a self-employed entrepreneur, European funding consultant, business adviser, trainer and mentor. Ken is founder of Funding Master (www.fundingmaster.eu) which aims to increase the number of organisations accessing EU-funded programmes such as INTERREG, ERASMUS+, HORIZON2020, Europe for Citizens, Creative Europe etc. He has been involved in EU-funded projects since 1997; including writing, managing and evaluating projects.
He is a fellow and past President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA, Ireland) and was Chief Executive Officer of the BASE Enterprise Centre for nearly 10 years. Since 2010 he has been an independent consultant and undertaken a range of projects including an Interim CEO role and setting up the EU Lab for Dublin City Council.
Academically, Ken holds a B.A. (Hons) in politics and economics, as well as, an M.A. in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin on community-based social enterprises in Ireland within economic geography.
Ken can be contacted at email@example.com.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Ken Germaine has over 20 years’ experience of writing, managing and evaluating INTERREG projects. He started in 1998 with an INTERREG 2A project and has since been involved in several successful INTERREG projects and applications. Currently planning a number of potential INTERREG Europe applications for the 2021-2027 funding round.
Our main areas of expertise in is designing and submitting KA2 projects particularly ‘innovation’ projects. We are currently working on 2 KA2 applications for nonprofit, third-sector organisations. We already have one KA2 project in preparation for the new 2021-2027 funding round.
We have recently been involved in a number of discussions around developing HORIZON projects, some in Societal Challenges (Dr. Germaine was involved in a very successful EQUAL project, a forerunner of Societal Challenges strand) and we recently had discussions around the security strand. This is an area of development for us into the HORIZON EUROPE programme 2021-20207.
Dr. Germaine wrote the budget, organisational/corporate structures chapters for the Dublin 2020 European Capital of Culture Bid. He subsequently established the EU Lab (EU Funding Unit) for Dublin City Council’s Arts Office and gave advise on funding applications to artists and cultural organisations. The EU Lab is now managed by the Dublin City Culture Company.
We recently managed and submitted 2 applications to INNOVATE UK funding calls (SMART Grants and ISCF Food production). We are in discussions around developing other applications for UK grant applications and we see this as an area of development for Funding Master.
We have experience of developing funding applications for a range of national and international funding calls. Apart from collaborative projects we have separately written capital grant applications, as well as, SME funding applications. For more information please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 00353834051321.