Fundraising strategies and resource opportunities for social impact

Business English for NGOs provides a range of English-language services to help non-governmental / nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, foundations, and charities in their social impact goals.

We provide proposal writing, fundraising training, language coaching, and strategic planning support to social purpose organizations in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Baltic States, and Euro-Mediterranean regions.

We also offer information on funding opportunities and development resources for development, growth, and sustainability.

Latest Funding and Development Opportunities:

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses. New entrepreneurs gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months. The stay is partly financed by the European Commission. Open to: (a) New entrepreneurs, firmly planning to set up their own business or have already started one within the last three years; and (b) Experienced entrepreneurs who own or …

2019 Thought For Food Challenge

Closing Date 24.1 2020. Annual global innovation competition focused on creating and accelerating successful, socially responsible food and agriculture startups in all parts of the world. Next generation innovators and entrepreneurs are called upon to develop new food and agriculture-related business concepts and ventures that improve livelihoods, replenish natural resources, sequester carbon, reduce waste and enhance health and nutrition. Projects should leverage cutting-edge technologies like biotech, blockchain, AI/machine learning, and robotics and incorporate collaborative, circular and inclusive business models. Open to individuals between the ages …

Supporting Travel for Engaged Partnerships Grants [European Cultural Foundation]

STEP travel grants support creative and critical artists and cultural changemakers travelling across Europe and its neighbours, to help foster a society with greater solidarity, participation, equality and a stronger sense of social justice. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but must be submitted at least 50 days prior to the intended departure date. Open to applicants ages 18 and older who have had no/few professional travel opportunities. Applicants must be (1) travelling to the destination country professionally for the first time; (2) …

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society. Topic Priorities Data privacy 2018/2020 elections Role of technology in society Political influence campaigns Interrogating harmful technologies Countering disinformation Artificial …

Maze X – Cohort 2

Closing Date 31.12 2019. Pan-Europe startup accelerator, based in Lisbon, for impact tech-based solutions. The aim is grow unicorn-level social enterprises (valuations of USD $1bn) focused on solving the world’s hardest social and environmental challenges. Ten (10) startups will be selected for each cohort. Open to tech-based early-stage impact startups focused on solving social and environmental challenges while generating attractive financial results. Ventures are welcome to participate in Maze X even if they are not originally from a European country. But they must be interested …