Are you working for a local community or voluntary group that needs to increase its funding base? Are you looking to fund your town twinning project? Maybe you have considered applying for EU funding but don’t know where to start… The Wheel, in association with EU experts Access Europe, will be holding an information session on EU funding at 9.30am on Thursday 22nd October in the Imperial Hotel, Cork. A survey of members of The Wheel carried out in April 2015 found that only 17% had experience of applying for EU funding. Many cited the complicated nature of the application process and the need to have matched funding as real barriers to entry. However, with over €320M estimated to be available to Irish charities, The Wheel wishes to enable the sector to learn more. Community projects such as town twinning and arts programmes could be in receipt of EU funds of up to €150,000. It’s time for charities to learn more. Entitled ‘Demystifying EU Funding’ the information session will cover: the overall EU financial and policy background for 2015-2010; funding opportunities per EU Programme (Horizon2020, ESF, Interreg, Creative Europe); the Europe for Citizens Programme; and importantly, how to assess your potential to access EU funding. This meeting will be free of change but attendees must register here (Under Fundraising), or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-4548727. Running from 9.30am-11am on Tuesday 3rd of November in the Imperial Hotel in the city centre, the event will be taking registration from 9.15am.