Diploma in Grants Management

Course Overview

Successful organizations have a solid grant management programme that starts long before any grant is awarded. Grant management includes strategic planning, efficient grant design, program development and effective tracking, and having sufficient resources to smoothly manage the process. Grants management is a key activity in Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), State Corporations and other Donor funded institutions. Most teams aim to use limited resources optimally and efficiently to achieve maximum impact.

This course is designed to build the confidence and skills of participants on the best practices and nurture essential skills of effective grants management i.e. monitoring your project, accountability, complying with grant regulations and how to prevent your organization from the challenges both legal and administrative that result from poor grants management.

Course Units

  1. Introduction: Fundamentals of Grants Management
  2. Grant Management Cycle, Roles, Responsibilities and Requirements
  3. Types of Grants, Applications and the Obligating Documents
  1. Grants Lifecycle
  2. Elements of Grants Application
  3. Grants Budgeting
  4. Accounting Essentials for Grant
  5. Compliance in Grants Management
  6. Internal Control Systems in Grants Management
  7. Fundraising, budgeting and costing
  8. Grants reporting


There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (6 months)

Target Region: Global

Course Fee: USD 700

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

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