Idox funding masterclasses deliver training success in UK and Netherlands
- Published: 31 October 2016
This autumn, Idox Grants hosted the latest one-day training events in the UK and Netherlands, focused on funding best practice. The masterclasses – part of Idox Grants’ campaigns on European funding and funding awareness – have already led to positive results, generating notable grant wins for clients.
Participants of both events awarded high marks for the quality of the content and practical advice. In the Netherlands, EU funding was the focus of the day at NEMO Science Center Amsterdam on 4 October. The event generated great interest from local government in the area. A series of presentations shared insight from successful projects, and external speakers and consultants of Vindsubsidies passed on their knowledge and expertise to a receptive audience.
GRANTfinder’s Masterclass in Funding on 19 October at White Hart Lane, home of London’s Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, featured an impressive range of speakers including the Big Lottery Fund and funding expert Sue Scott. Sessions on digital engagement strategy (designed to help organisations raise awareness of their work with potential donors and funding bodies), practical bid writing methodologies, and advice from a grant recipient and grant giver’s perspective delivered valuable insight. Delegate Janey Thompson, Third Sector Development Officer at Enfield Council, commented: ‘The programme for the day was very well planned and all the speakers were very captivating and inspiring’. 100% of respondents to the post-event survey reported that they had achieved their objectives for attending, with particular value gained from improved awareness of funding opportunities, grant application best practice, and the funding strategy of major funding providers.
The NEMO event was part of the ongoing Idox Grants campaign on European funding, which has already led to an impressive client win. Vencer, creator of unique supercars, has been awarded a substantial grant from the European Regional Development Fund for an innovative project to develop a technique for a modular chassis. Eurostars disposal for TMSI, a medical organisation in the Netherlands, has also reported funding success in its collaboration with a university and a French partner to develop a method to prevent preterm birth.
More masterclasses to come