Yes, You Can! 2013-2014

YesYouCan! – How to support the cultural activities of disadvantaged groups was a learning partnership partly funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning programme that pooled together their experience and expertise as well as exchanged examples of good practice of small organisations that have the right frame of mind when it comes to seeking opportunities for fund raising and financial support for their activities. During the project lifetime the partners had meetings in Poland, the Netherlands, Turkey, France, Slovakia and a final meeting in Malta.

The main result of the project was The Practical Guide on Funding for Culture 2014-2020. This publication is the result of two years of working on strategies required for small organisations that wish to find the best way forward towards the sustainability of their activities. It is a joint effort between a European partnership in favour of small time cultural operators working mostly with disadvantaged groups.

Small organisations, be they public or private, can benefit from the use of the guide that helps organisations make the right strategic decisions towards funding and feasibility. Good decisions are of utmost importance for small organisations that often survive on minimum human and financial resources. The guide helps users reflect about themselves through the use of tools that inspire an honest inventory of resources and possibilities, understanding what one wishes to do and where a small organisation wishes to go. It will help one start the journey towards growth from a process that lays the foundations for sound strategic decisions about the way forward.

As a result of and by way of exploitation of the Yes, You Can! project VisMedNet developed training content for NGOs that work in youth, culture and social work.

In order that the work started in the Yes, You Can! project may be developed further our organisation has also set up the Yes, You Can! network of organisations that work in youth, culture and social work so that together they can seek and generate opportunities for networking and training.

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