The article presents the experiences of the Poznań Local Tourism Organization in the use of funds from the Wielkopolska Regional Operational Programme (EU perspective 2007- 2013) for the development of tourism in the Poznań agglomeration. The project “Everything works – development and promotion of tourism products in the Poznań agglomeration” is one of the smaller initiatives of this type in the region. Its total value is 501 000 PLN (117 000 Euro), with funding approaching the maximum level of 85%. It is worth noting that it covered the whole agglomeration of Poznan (Poznań Metropolitan Area). The project consisted of the following tasks carried out between 2010-2013: the creation of urban games, organization of an urban games festival, creation of the tourist web-page, development of tourist publications, promotion of the project, and the employment of an employee of the project. The article discusses the problems associated with the use of EU funds under the Polish law on public procurement and other conditions affecting relatively small organisations.