Hi Weegie, Welcome to Silistra.
We live just outside Silistra and have made many friends and contacts in the local business community, including many who work closely with the City Hall and a couple who work for the Municipality.
We are currently applying for EU funding for a cross border cooperation programme based around tourism. Of course we are doing this in collaboration with Bulgarian partners.
I can certainly introduce you to contacts who can assist you with your project proposal in this region.
I have also been in negotiations with developers here to apply for EU money for other projects and they have suggested using friends of theirs who work as funding application consultants in Sofia. We could hook you up with them if you thought that may be helpful.
Please check out the 'Silistra Alliance' thread in 'My Place'.