We think we're a very good bet. But you don't have to take our word for it.
Here are some kind words from other people we helped.
Rob Reynolds. CEO, Elbe Valley Medical
"Navigating the grant system is a difficult and daunting task and even trying to understand what is available is not for the faint of heart. Writing a grant application is another world of difficulty on top of that especially for those among us who have only ever experienced fundraising in the private sector.
Elbe Valley were very fortunate to work with Michelle who has done sterling work for us by getting to know us and our businesses first and then recommending potential solutions. This has saved us an enormous amount of time, effort and money. In our experience grant writing needs to be handled by an expert just as legal matters need to be handled by a lawyer and just like the legal profession, a good grant writer will save you time, effort and money in the long run.
I cannot praise Michelle highly enough, her personal demeanour, her professionalism and her dedication to helping us to solve our problems have impressed me time and time again. If you are serious about being successful then look no further, you won't be disappointed."
Chris Armstrong, CEO iPledge (International Philanthropy Services Centre)
"Michelle is one of the most gifted professionals I've had the pleasure of working with. Her deep knowledge in the area of the EU's H2020 and especially on EIC funding is outstanding. I have no doubt that without her skilful guidance and inputs that my team and I would have wasted weeks if not months of work.
Michelle is efficient, detailed-orientated and extremely competent and organised. Michelle focused the team on detailed templates that she has built up from previous successful EU projects and imparts this knowledge in a relaxed and collegiate manner, delivering on time and on budget. But for me, it was her empathy and the passion for her work that endeared her to become a valued member of the iPledge team. Michelle has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and inspires people to achieve the lofty targets she sets for everybody, myself included.
For anybody embarking on the complex EU grant application journey, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to employ Michelle as she delivers on so many levels."
Dr Pat Lynch, Programme Director, RIKON, Waterford Institute of Technology
"We recently worked with Michelle on a large-scale infrastructure proposal for our Lean 4.0 hub here in Waterford IT. Michelle was very professional in her approach, identifying for us our USP and KPI’s that would both make our proposal stand out and assure the sustainability of the Hub. She put serious time and effort into ensuring that we submitted a proposal of the highest standard and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering putting together a grant proposal."
Dr Declan Devine, Director, Materials Research Institute, Athlone Institute of Technology
"Michelle Cooney has worked closely with the team at the Materials Research Institute at AIT a number of times. Michelle collaborated with the team as a project support officer, providing technical input, objective guidance and administrative support for the submission of multiple Horizon 2020 funding applications. In that capacity, Michelle has always exhibited great energy and enthusiasm, in addition to a genuine passion for the subject matter.
Michelle's work with the MRI was excellent, working well both individually and as part of our team. She carried out all the tasks she was assigned with great professionalism and dedication and no small amount of skill. Her knowledge of the competitive national and international funding landscape, and indeed her understanding of how the skillsets of AIT, UL and ICOMP can best make use of the available funding schemes are beyond reproach. Throughout my dealings with Michelle over the last number of years, I have been impressed with her dedication, effort and attitude. I would happily recommend her without reservation."