Course Overview

The job of grants Management involves a difficult balancing act; ensuring that grant management staff have the latitude to accomplish something meaningful and at the same time every obligation of the funding source is met. Depending on the operating style of the organization, the complexity of the project and the nature of the funding source, effective grants management depend on certain core principles.
These principles are valuable in helping to build trust with your donors and making the grant management process in your organization more orderly. The purpose of this course is to build the confidence and skills of those responsible for managing institutional donor grants and to meet donors’ financial terms and conditions when implementing programs. Effective grant management by project implementers can attract more funding for the micro finance organization.

Training Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
a) Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects;
b) Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions;
c) Providing supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements;
d) Managing multiple-funded programmes;
e) Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report;
f) Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management;
g) Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant;
h) Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence;
i) Appreciate that finance and programme staff must work closely for Successful grant management.

Training Approach
We strive to de-mystify financial and project management concepts to overcome the fear of finance and grants management.

Target Group
This course is specially designed for Micro Finance organizations- Project staff who manage institutional donor grants where programmes are implemented directly or through operational partners. The course is also suitable for both finance, administrative and non-finance staff who are new to grant management.

Course Content
Module 1 Introduction to Grant Management
a. Grant Management Overview
b. Grants Cycle
c. Internal controls
d. Budgeting
e. Procurement Management
f. Writing a Grant
h. Contract Management
i. Auditing
j. Writing Financial/ donor Reports
k. Closing a Grant

This course is designed specifically for Micro Finance organizations that receive donor funding.

Learning Format

Exercises: After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.
Assignments: There are six assignments
(continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course/ project Paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week

DATES: Six Months from 5th  of Every Month.
ORGANIZERS: Changemaker International
LEARNING FORMAT: Online Learning facilitated

Course Cost: Amount €800
To register for this course, kindly contact
Changemaker International
Betje Wolffstraat 62, 3027RN Rotterdam
Phone :+31 616 950 384
The Netherlands
Website: http://changeinstitute.nl