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Levers and obstacles to project funding in the third sector Portugal – UK – France - Algeria

Final synthesis of the Diagnostic Assessments in the framework of the European Project SPOTS (Sustainable Projects for Organisations of the Third Sector)

IFAID Aquitaine, January 2016

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Summary :

SPOTS (Sustainable Projects for Organisations of the Third Sector) is a cross-sector project headed by IFAID Aquitaine under the Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships stream (cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) of the EU’s Erasmus+ programme for education and training. ts main goal is to facilitate mutual understanding between funders and funding applicants, explore ideas and build a shared vision of the levers and obstacles to project funding in the third sector.

The research conducted in France focused on non-profit, community education and performing arts organisations. These are mostly funded by local authorities and certain intermediary organisations which were also included in the survey.

In Algeria, research conducted in the Wilaya region focused on young entrepreneurs (project initiators) receiving funding for new businesses, as well as the organisations providing those funds and local branches of state-

owned banks.

The Portuguese diagnostic assessment focused on three sets of third sector players located in the greater Lisbon area: funders, project promoting organisations and support & training providers.

The UK survey targeted non-profits and funders, notably collecting valuable insights from large funding bodies in the Birmingham region.