The majority of third sector organisations do not deliver projects on their own as they are usually hosted by relatively large, experienced third sector organisations. Below are examples of how third sector organisations can participate in European Funding without applying directly to WEFO
- Joint Beneficiary: A joint beneficiary is
a partner organisation responsible for the implementation or
management of a project.
The Out of Work Service is an example of a project where third
sector organisations are contracted to deliver
here to read Gofal and NewLink Wales' story.
European contract opportunities will be published on the
Sell2Wales website, a Welsh Government Procurement portal. The
Sell2Wales user guides help with registration, creating a
profile and contract searches.
In some circumstance, you can apply directly to WEFO as
a Sponsor or a
Beneficiary. Sponsors are usually larger,
experienced organisations, capable of cash flowing a project.
Chwarae Teg is an example of a third sector Sponsor. Click here to
read their story.
This short animation outlines the two stages of applying
directly to WEFO.
If you have a project idea that you would like to discuss, get
in touch with the Third Sector European Team
For organisations who are planning a project which might not be
suitable to apply directly to WEFO, Active Inclusion Fund may
offer an alternative. The fund offers small to medium ESF
grants to organisations who can support those furthest
removed from the labour market. This could be by
providing fully funded training opportunities, paid supported
employment placements or supporting people to improve their
confidence and motivation.