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Veronique Poutrel

External Funding Manager at East Sussex County Council

Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Government Administration
  1. East Sussex County Council,
  2. East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Health Authority
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- Project development
- Bid writing
- Financial Management
- Grant Management
- Problem solving
- Partnership development
- Fully bilingual in French/English

Specialties:I support organisations in East Sussex with identifying a suitable fund to develop a project and attract funding. This includes funding searches, bid writing support, financial management,problem solving,etc,for very small organisations to large ones, small projects to large scale ones,covering all themes and looking into all sources of funding.

Expert in INTERREG, BIG Lottery and others.


External Funding Manager

East Sussex County Council
– Present (12 years)Lewes

- Maximising income to the County Council and voluntary and Community organisations through the provision of training, information and bid writing support
- Main contact for all sources of funding (lottery, government, European, trusts and foundations and sponsorship)
- Management of grant programmes
- Lead on large strategic bids
- Development of corporate policies (Sponsorship, Funding Protocol and others)
- Lead on publicity/communication to promote bidding successes and good practice

European Officer

East Sussex County Council
(3 years)Lewes

- Author of a European Social Fund (ESF) good practice guide sold across the UK
- Main point of contact for ESF and INTERREG (cross-border programme),
- Responsible for providing training and information on European sources of funding and on European Policy issues affecting the authority
- Involved in lobbying, e.g. inclusion of Newhaven on Trans-European Road Network, liaising with MEPs, going to meetings at Parliament, etc)
- Responsible for the delivery of the European Strategy


East Sussex County Council
(2 years)Lewes

- Author of a Project Manager’s Guide
- Main point of contact on the UK side for project development
- Supported the development and approval of 120 projects worth £8.5m
- Compilation of a video with key English and French partners

Economic Development - Assistant

East Sussex County Council
(3 years)Lewes

- Supported negotiations of the INTERREG II Programme working with British and French States
- Responsible for links with French partners, at all levels, Officers and Members, working closely with the Leader and Chief Executive
- Involved in work with the Committee of the Regions, briefing officers and Members on specific areas


East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Health Authority
(less than a year)Brighton

Supported the manager with day to day running of the office.


Volunteer Experience & Causes


Sussex Archaeological Society
Arts and Culture

Involved in the embroidery of the Lewes Tapestry, being made to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes. More details at:

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  1. French


  • Foreign Languages
  • Bid Writing
  • Funding Applications
  • Government
  • Funding
  • Local Government
  • Public Sector
  • Policy
  • Program Management
  • Strategy Development
  • EU funding
  • French
  • Budgeting
  • Strategy
  • European Union
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Delivery
  • Economic Development
  • Governance
  • Social Enterprise
  • Community Engagement
  • Private Sector
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Training
  • Grants
  • Partnerships
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Policy
  • Charities
  • Community Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Public Administration
  • Report Writing
  • Managerial Finance
  • Organizational...
  • Politics
  • Strategic Communications
  • Fundraising
  • Corporate Social...
  • Nonprofits
  • Volunteer Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Environmental Policy
  • International...
  • European politics
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