Portsmouth University

“The University of Portsmouth collaborated with Laurie Barriol from Inspire-EU in the preparation of a major EU funding bid during the summer of 2015.  We found her extensive knowledge and experience to be extremely helpful in preparing the bid and she was able to make a number of important connections with prominent individuals across Europe based on her impressive list of contacts.  Altogether, Laurie directly and demonstrably improved the quality of our proposal and we remain extremely grateful for her input.  I would definitely recommend Inspire-EU and would not hesitate to work with them again on future projects”. Dr Joe Cox, Portsmouth Business School.

Arun District Council

Laurie has an extensive knowledge of European funding and its intricacies. I was delighted with the report she prepared for the Council setting out the EU funding opportunities available. European funding is a complex subject and she communicated the information in a very readable and accessible way. I would certainly recommend Laurie to others and will be pleased to work with her again should the opportunity arise“. Denise Vine, Head of Economic Regeneration, Arun District Council. 



  Artswork worked with Inspire-eu as we put together a bid for the very first time to Erasmus+. Laurie steered us through this process and helped us identify and negotiate with EU partners and then supported us through the application process.  It was exceptionally helpful.  We could not have done this without Laurie’s expertise.  She was also an excellent and professional colleague to work with.”  Jane Bryant, CEO, Artswork.


Kazeem Sanni,Student at the Solent University (UK) , talk about his experience as Inspire-EU Mentee :




 “Laurie was an excellent presenter and made bidding for Creative Europe bids much more accessible and transparent.  The workshop was well formatted and expertly managed. I would happily attend another Inspire EU Consultancy workshop. “Peter Davison, ReCREATE EU project Programme Manager,Eastleigh Borough Council.

Art House

“The Art House Southampton CIC is a community run non-profit arts organisation that is funded in the most part by food, drink and ticket sales. However, we occasionally seek funding for specific projects, for example our recent successful application for an ESF Grant to help unemployed people move toward employment. Laurie kindly donated her time to bring her experience to bear and look over our application before submission to give us some very helpful tips to make some of our points more focused and improve clarity”. Paul Bickmore, Co-founding Director, Art House Southampton CIC, UK, August 2014

For more information on the project:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unleash-your-creativity-discover-your-potential-a-programme-of-workshops-to-help-people-move-tickets-12880958293 http://thearthousesouthampton.org/