The 2022 Euclid Network European Funding Toolkit

The 2022 Euclid Network European Funding Toolkit for Social Enterprises and their Support Organisations

The Euclid Network toolkit has been designed to facilitate the formulation of your fundraising strategy and your funding application processes. It is therefore primarily intended to inform social enterprise support organizations and intermediaries. This guide will also help you advise your beneficiaries in their own fundraising endeavors. The toolkit focuses on both public and private funding. While it does not seek to be exhaustive, it will facilitate the identification of potential funding sources for your organizations and get you started!

Who is this guide for?
This guide has been designed for social enterprise support organizations and intermediaries. It, therefore, caters, as much as possible, to organizations that identify themselves as supporting the broad social
entrepreneurship and social economy ecosystem. These ‘intermediaries’ can be:

• National federations and networks of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs.
• Incubators.
• Accelerators.
• Research centers.
• Universities and dedicated academic departments.
• Vocational education and training institutions (VET) and informal training
• Public institutions.
• Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including civil society organizations (CSOs).

We are conscious that your organizations are diverse and that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ fundraising approach. Donors are almost as diverse in their shapes and scopes, so are curious, bold, and fundraise away!

Enjoy the read!

Euclid Network is the European network of social enterprises and impact-driven leaders. With our members and partners, we deliver events, EU projects, peer exchanges, and policy work for social entrepreneurs and impact-driven leaders. Euclid Network currently has 46 member organizations based across 26 countries, operating in 45 countries, and representing over 100,000 social enterprises and NGOs.