We can support you in each step of Project Development from strong starts to glorious finishes. So what is involved?

Briefly, here's how it works. Whether you are looking at a major or minor grant, a solid foundation is vital. We will start by clearly identifying the problem you plan to address and support you in structuring your project using well-established tools including Logical Frameworks and SMART Indicators. We will also take some time early on in the process to make sure your project matches the criteria provided by the funding source and that it is eligible. If you have done your research, that's great, if not, we will support you in gathering evidence to strengthen and build your case. We will lead the write-up of the grant application, including the formatting of financial information. We will consult closely with you or your team as needed throughout the process to make sure the end product reflects your true intentions.  Finally, we ensure the application and required documentation are submitted on time. ​ Below is a more detailed information on each step of the Project Development process. Grant-writing usually involves at least the first three steps but we can support you further through the Project Management cycle right through to Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting. 

ProblemIdentification

Review application criteria & eligibility

Project Design & Formulation

Let's get better acquainted.

What change are you trying to bring about and why?

What resources do you need to make it happen? What funding opportunities are there? Do you meet the criteria?

Let's get down to business. How do we make it happen? Who, what, why, where, when, and how?

The basis for any solid project is a fir...

We don't want you to waste your time (or ours). An essential next step is a thorough review of the criteria usually provided when resources are made available by an institution organization.  Before delving deeper into the project design process and committing time and resources to this, let's make sure your Organization is eligible to apply and meets the key criteria provided.

Now its the time to get down to business! Writing a grant application an be daunting but it doesn't need to be when you have the right expertise on hand. The previous steps will set you on the right track, with a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve and confidence that the resources are available to support that. Using our logical framework as the backbone your project, we will work with the relevant people within your organization to support the full project write-up. This can be done through sit-downs with relevant staff (or Skype Chats) and a draft and review process. Our team will lead the formulation process requesting specific input form your Organization as needed to ensure what your are trying to achieve is accurately and professionally expressed in your application.  We will collate research to create a solid case for your project and support you through the submission process making sure your application is submitted correctly and on time!

Hooray! We have the resources, let's get started. Let's begin by telling everyone involved how we plan to get it done.

Award Process, Contract Signature & Launch

Your turn! It's time to get the ball rolling but don't worry, we are still on hand to help.

Project Implementation

Let's see how we measure up. This is the chance to show off your progress and/or re-adjust for the next phase.

Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

Project Identification

The basis for any solid project is a firm understanding of what it is the project is aiming to address. What change are you seeking to bring about? Depending on the size and complexity of your project, we recommend a 1-3 day workshop (which can be done by Skype) where we meet the key project stakeholders and walk through a problem and solution tree scenario, leading the drafting of a Logical Framework, the skeleton of your project. A robust Logical Framework identifying Objectives, Outputs, Activities and SMART Indicators is the foundation of your project and is critical for its success. This is also an opportunity for us to brief any staff who will be involved in project implementation on Results-based management, ensuring each activity carried out during the project lifespan (and each corresponding budget line) is contributing to the overall objective of the project. This ensures accountability and transparency. SMART (Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, Time-sensitive) indicators are also essential for effective Monitoring and Evaluation down the track, we can help you with this.

Review of Application Criteria & Eligibility

We don’t want you to waste your time (or ours). An essential next step is a thorough review of the criteria usually provided when resources are made available by an institution or organization. Before delving deeper into the project design process and committing time and resources to this, let’s make sure your Organization is eligible to apply and meets the key criteria provided.

Project Design & Formulation

Now its time to get down to business! Writing a grant application can be daunting but it doesn’t need to be when you have the right expertise on hand. The previous steps will set you on the right track, with a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve and confidence that the resources are available to support that. Using our logical framework as the backbone of our project, we will work with the relevant people within your organization to support the full project write-up. This can be done through sit-downs with relevant staff (or skype chats) and a draft and review process. Our team will lead the formulation process requesting specific input from your Organization as needed to ensure what you are trying to achieve is accurately and professionally expressed in your application. We will collate research to create a solid case for your project and support you through the submission process making sure your application is submitted correctly and on time!

Award Process, Contract Signature & Launch​

As your application is being processed we remain on hand to assist you in answering questions or queries raised by those assessing your application and to support the award process. This usually involves contract review, finalization of budgets, and any necessary adjustments to the logframe or project narrative right through to contract signature and or release of funds. We can also assist you in organizing your Projet Launch with key stakeholders including the preparation of powerpoint presentations with relevant project information.

Project Implementation​

Over to you! We can do everything except implement the project for you, so this is where you come in. Even here, we remain available to you for queries or questions and can support the Project Revision or Review if this becomes necessary along the way due to re-allocation of funds or other unforeseen circumstances.

Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Our SMART indicators make project monitoring and reporting simple. Depending on what type of monitoring has been agreed upon in the project document, we offer two levels of service at this stage. The first case scenario, if you do not have staff who can perform project monitoring, we can do this for you or we can work to enhance the capacity of your existing staff so they can effectively perform this function.  This may involve trips to the project site, performing baseline and endline surveys, designing and implementing quantitative or qualitative assessments and reporting on progress against planned results through mid-term or final narrative reports.

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle