This course has passed.


HM Treasury continues to state that UK organisations can still access European Structural and Investment Funds.

With €6.5 billion available to English organisations, structural funds represent an unmissable opportunity. Organisations must fully understand the funding programme and the complex criteria necessary to be successful at the bidding process.

Join Detlef Golletz, EU Structural Funds expert, to successfully prepare for the highly competitive and complex bidding process.

Delegates on this highly interactive course will prepare to make successful bids for important project funding, and learn from the Department for Communities and Local Government about how to align their projects with government strategic priorities.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a step-by-step understanding of the funding application process
  • Understand the decentralised programme for the European Structural Funds
  • Establish the best approach for your organisations to access funding
  • Identify eligibility within your organisation for funding projects, both current and proposed
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome & Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Overview of European Structural Funds

This session gives delegates an exclusive opportunity to learn from the Department for Communities and Local Government and the EU Commission who are responsible for providing and distributing the funds in the UK

  • The effects of Brexit on European Structural Fund access
  • Align your applications to government and EU priorities
  • Learn how the government is maximising the impact of EU funds across England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnership areas
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Collaborate to Deliver Outstanding Projects

Learn from Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, which is responsible for influencing how £65 million worth of European Structural and Investment Fund money is spent 

  • Gain expert advice on how to get funding
  • Identify what Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) strategies best suit your organisation
  • Develop effective relationships with other organisations and LEPs
12:00 - 13:00

Identify which Fund is Right for You

In this interactive session, delegates will work in groups and with the Trainer to establish from a range of complex funds, which one works best for them

  • Understand what funding opportunities are available
  • Discover which projects are appropriate for different funds
  • Identify if a national or transnational project is best for your organisation
  • Recognise how your organisation can benefit from European Funding
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Ensure Your Project Secures Funding

In this workshop session, delegates will work with peers and the trainer to take back their own action plan, to help them successfully apply for EU funding

  • Develop your organisation’s external funding strategy
  • Choose the right programme for your project
  • Work with partners to deliver outstanding projects
  • Step by step guide to turning an initial idea into a completed application
  • The must-knows of project management before you start
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


etc. Venues – Victoria, London

One Drummond Gate, Pimlico,, London, SW1V 2QQ