Welcome to the Funding Master Blog!

Welcome to the Funding Master Blog!
Funding Master focuses on issues relating to grants, funded project, the European Union and issues relating to national grants. Our blog is written by our founder and CEO, Dr. Ken Germaine. We hope to share information of relevance to our clients, partners and broader community.

Tips on Managing EU Projects

4 new information videos on grants from Funding Master

Over the last few weeks, we have published a number of new information videos aimed at specific sectors: SME, municipalities and nonprofits. We also have been running a video ad on YouTube and recently on Facebook. Here are the links to these videos. Please feel free to share these information videos to contacts who you think may benefit from them.

Nonprofits and EU grants

Nonprofits and EU grants [video]

In this video Funding Master will explain how and why, nonprofit organisations should be using EU funding strategically to develop new and innovative solutions to their communities of interests and social mission. We explain the range of grants available and how a nonprofit organisation can utilise these funding programmes across a range of activities

Municipalities and EU Funding

Municipalities and EU Funding [video]

In this video, Funding Master explains how a municipality can use EU funding as a strategic lever to co-fund innovation projects. This can work across the entire range of municipal departments. Not only does EU funding bring co-funding to projects but the requirement to collaborate with other municipalities, third-level institutions, community and voluntary organisations, business and other experts. This can result in the innovative local project being far more impactful rather than going it alone. If a municipality does not have a designated EU-funding unit then working with Funding Master could provide an effective, cost efficient way to strategically use EU funding applications to support your municipality’s work.

Tips on Managing EU Projects

SME and Grants [video]

In this video Funding Master will explain the grant system for SME. We point out that there are actually 2 sub-systems: one for start-ups and one for existing SME who want to engage in innovation. We explain that these grants are not funding for SMEs but rather funding for innovation by SMEs. We explain the Technology Readiness Scale (TRL) and how it crosses with the standard types of grants. We also explain how to overcome some of the most common mistakes that SME make when applying for funding.

Tips on Managing EU Projects

Tips on Managing EU Projects [video]

Tips on Managing EU projects: the complimentary video to our Applying for EU projects. I have been involved in running EU projects over the years and the following are my tips if you have to set up a project from scratch. It covers setting up a partnership agreement, setting up systems, setting up KPI and measurement issues, as well as, communication and engaging beneficiaries.

Tips on applying for EU Funding

Tips on applying for EU Funding [Video]

At Funding Master, our core business is developing projects for funding applications. A particular focus of our work is EU funding programmes. Early on, I did this video on ‘Tips for applying for EU Funding’. It is by far the most popular video on my YouTube Channel, (Ken Germaine) and the information is still as relevant now as ever.

Tips on Managing EU Projects

Resources from Funding Master

Over the past few months we have done a series of videos and articles on enterprise, social enterprise and social innovation on the Funding Master Blog, www.fundingmaster.eu/blog. We will move on to a series of videos and articles relating to grants and making grant applications over the next few months but I thought it would be useful to bring our recent resources together.

social enterprise and social innovation

Social Enterprise and Social Innovation Video

Social Enterprise and Social Innovation are concepts that some find confusing and many find it difficult to delineate between them. This video explains the differences by using a stylised story using an animated explainer video and then explaining the differences at the end of the video. We explain the stages of the social innovation process and how social enterprise is one mainstreaming option. We also explain the difference between a concerned citizen, social innovator and a social entrepreneur.