ACPM 113: Grants Management Course
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in Grants Management Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month

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 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 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.

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

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.

Target Group
this course is specially designed for 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

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


Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi. The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development and corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online Certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Computing Requirements:
Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs,
PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

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

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Two Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated