Do you want to win grants? Master the art of grant proposal writing with an experienced grant proposal writer.
You will learn how to:
- Find grant opportunities
- Research and plan
- Structure and write a winning grant proposal
- Follow-up after submission
The course provides:
- Advice on what the donors are looking for when assessing your proposal
- What you need to know about your own project or organisation before you write a funding proposal
- Guidelines on what to include in your proposal and how to write it
- Ability to work on your own project idea and transform it into actual grant application including both the narrative and the budget sections.
Online video course at your fingertips with unlimited access.
What will you learn
Through this Grant Proposal Training Course you will learn 8 essential skills:
- Understand what type of donors will be interested in your project and how to approach them in a professional manner.
- Learn how proposal evaluators will read your proposal and how to address donors’ requirements and expectations.
- Learn how to define the strategies and appropriate methodology for development of your grant proposal and apply the suitable proposal style.
- Learn how to use a logical framework to structure your proposal and how to build an evaluation plan.
- Learn how to create a project needs analysis and adequate solution within your project idea.
- Find out how to incorporate a cost analysis properly and master the art of preparing accurate and realistic budgets.
- Improve your writing skills and learn how to proofread and edit effectively.
- Learn how to assemble a proposal package for submission and how to manage post-award or rejection communication with funders.
At the end of the training, you can send Penny the exercises you have done for her to review and correct.
She may also review your grant proposal once it is completed. Penny will provide feedback and tell you whether your proposal is ready for submission or what is necessary to adjust. For post-course review please email us at [email protected] for further information.
About the Teacher
The training course is delivered by an expert in European and International Politics. Penny has been working with nonprofit, community-based and civil society organisations in international development projects and programmes. She has been providing training, including grant proposal writing training, and technical assistance in European Commission funded projects over the last 16 years.
Her professional experience covers implementation and management of technical assistance projects for major international donors such as European Union, the World Bank, UN Development Programme. Penny has a solid track record as a grant expert, collaborating with donors and program directors to pair program needs with appropriate funding sources, overseeing grant proposal writing, contracts, and award phases of grants and endowments and managing projects’ spending, reports and invoicing.
She has been providing technical assistance to programme initiators in the development and launching of grant schemes by preparing calls for proposals and guidelines for applicants in different sectors including regional development, social inclusion, economic competitiveness and energy efficiency.
Penny has served as grant reviewer in a number of donor-funded projects undertaking appraisal of project proposals as part of a competitive application process. She has provided selection and funding recommendations, as well as constructive feedback to all successful and unsuccessful applicants.
Since 2002, Penny has been providing training, coaching and mentoring to potential grant applicants and grant holders on all aspects of grant proposal development and application preparation and grant contracts’ implementation and monitoring, ensuring that funds are spent-down efficiently and in-line with contractual terms and agreements. Overall, she functions as a chief liaison between grant operators and donors, negotiating contracts and facilitating operations.
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