Certificate in Grants Management

Course Overview

Are you tasked with grant management? 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. Depending on the operating style of your organization, the complexity of the project and nature of the funding source, effective grants management depends on certain core principles.

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 and conditions when implementing programs. Effective grant management by project implementers can contribute to more funding for the organization.

Training Objectives

By the end of the course, the learner should 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 programs
  • 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
  • Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence
  • Appreciate that finance and programme staff must work closely for successful grant management.

Target Group

This course is specially designed for project staff who manage institutional donor grants where programs are implemented directly or through operational partners. The course is also suitable for both finance, administrative and non-finance staff who are new to grantmanagement.

Course Content

  • Overview of Grants Management Cycle:
  • Developing proposal,
  • Budgeting
  • Types of costs,
  • Grant Award Contract, Types & contents,
  • Award Review,
  • Fundraising Tips,
  • Implementation,
  • Compliance,
  • Eligible and ineligible costs
  • Cost Share/ Matching costs
  • Procurement Procedures,
  • Grant Tracking Tools, : Costs eligibility,
  • Programme evaluation,
  • Amendment time, costs, activities, partner,
  • Grant Reporting,
  • Financial Documentation and Reporting
  • Documentation, Internal Controls;
  • Audit, Narrative Reporting, Partnerships & consortia management,
  • Donor Compliance, Personnel & Staff Issues (ethics) :
  • Contracts,
  • Time sheets Travel & per diem:
  • Itinerary assigning,
  • Assets & Inventory Management,
  • Co-Financing & Multi- Donor Funding,
  • Indirect Costs & Contingencies,
  • Close Out Procedures & the Final Tranche


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

Course duration: 3 months
Course fee: €500
Regions targeted: Global

Training format:

All materials are made available through our online learning platform

Language: English and French

To register for the course, contact:

The Director of Admissions
Strategia, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Tel: +31 616950 384

Email: info@strategianetherlands.nl
Website: www.strategianetherlands.nl

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