We support third sector organisations currently delivering, or interested in delivering, European funded projects or contracts

We have three aims:

1. to increase awareness of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) and the wider European funding programmes in Wales

2. increase the third sector's engagement in the design and delivery of the 2014-2020 ESIF programmes

3. improve compliance rates and reduce the risks of third sector project delivery 

We do this through:

1. Information and advice

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  • we help third sector organisations to identify the best routes to deliver under the 2014-2020 European programmes (as a lead beneficiary, joint beneficiary or contractor)

  • we provide technical advice, for example audit, simplified costs, and record keeping

  • we act as a 'critical friend', for example through the business planning process


3-SET has developed a number of information sheets around a variety of topics. These can be found in the 'more information' section of each page.

2. Training, networking and events

We deliver a number of courses, from What is European Funding to Project Closure and Succession Planning. Our courses are delivered face to face, by webinar and through WCVA's online Learning Zone. For a full list of our training courses please visit our training pages.  

We also host regular information and awareness raising events to keep the third sector up to date on EU funding.

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3. Representation

We represent third sector interests, experiences and concerns and raise these with Welsh Government on behalf of the sector.  

To receive further information in relation to EU funding, please subscribe to our mailing list.