Outline proposals allow applicants to develop initial plans for projects and help with the process of identifying the highest quality proposals for development into full proposals. The outline proposal helps to ensure that all aspects of the initiative specification are addressed during the shortlisting procedure.

Anyone involved in the preparation and submission of an outline proposal must familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions for fEC grants and the relevant Council's regulations. Details of all the requirements and the terms and conditions under the full economic costing model can be found in the following: