DI 008 DIPLOMA IN GRANTS MANAGEMENT
To establish an organization’s ability to receive and manage grants, it’s necessary to establish adequate accounting practices and systems. The fundamental concept in grants management is that each grant award should be accounted for as an independent cost center, that is, all income from a grant and expenditures are accounted for as a distinct, separate category within the accounting system. The job of Grants Management involves a difficult balancing act; ensuring that project staffs have the latitude to accomplish something meaningful and at the same time every obligation of the funding source is met.
Grants management is important in two aspects, one it is basic protection against co-mingling all funding into one big pot and losing track of what money paid for what expenditure and two different aid-giving agencies specialize in different sectors for example shelter, education, security, health, and food. Every donor that gives out money must have seen a need in a particular area and would like that money to be channeled to that specific need. The course is aimed at equipping learners in appropriating funds to appropriate projects and ensuring that funds are spent for the intended purpose and can be fully accounted for at all times.
The core principles of this course include the following, only expend funds as laid out in the approved grant budget, an organization should not use funds from a grant for items not included in the grant budget or for purposes other than described in the grant narrative, if there is need for amending the budget then it should be done in collaboration with the grant provider and after approval, every expenditure should be supported with adequate and legitimate documentation, ensure that systems of checks and balances are in place so that no one is solely in charge of money and monitoring of the expenditures periodically to ensure that overspending or underspending can be addressed before the end of the grant period.
These principles are valuable in helping to build trust with your donors and making the 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 & conditions when implementing programs. Effective grant management by project implementers can contribute to more funding for the organization.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects
- Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions
- Providing supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements
- Managing multiple-funded programmes
- Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report
- Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management
- Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant
Course Begins on the 1st of every month for Six Months.
Course Level: Diploma Course
Cost: Amount €800