Successful organizations have a solid grant management programme that starts long before any grant is awarded. Grant management includes strategic planning, efficient grant design, programme 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.

Programme Objective

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and implementation of good grants management. It will equip participants with a strong understanding of the primary functional areas of grants management.

It will also help them to streamline their grant management processes, improve financial management, enhance reporting and compliance, and ultimately, maximize the impact of their work.

The grants management cycle will also be explored in depth.

Target Participants

Top and Middle level managers of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), State Corporations and other donor funded institutions.

It is also suitable for professionals keen on learning how to manage grants responsibly.

Participants from past programmes have been drawn from a wide range of technical backgrounds and companies, as well as from different age groups.

Programme Delivery

The delivery of the course employs a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, reflections and case studies delivered by grants experts (both academics and practitioners).

The case methodology as a learning technique gives participants a chance to analyse real scenarios, and participate in collaborative problem-solving.

The mode of delivery is in-person at the SBS campus.


The Grants Management Programme in Africa is led by a team of experienced and dedicated faculty members who are committed to helping non-profit organizations build the skills and knowledge they need to effectively manage grants.

Our faculty members bring a diverse range of perspectives and approaches to the programme, ensuring that participants receive a comprehensive and well-rounded education.

Programme Structure

Fundamentals of Grant Management
Common Concerns of Public and Private Donors
Grants Life Cycle
Grant Application and Obligating Documentation
Negotiating Best-Fit Awards
Grant Delivery Models & Partnering
Strong Grant Management
Grants Regulatory Environment
Grant Agreements/ Awards
Grant Performance Monitoring & Evaluation
Sub-Recipient Management
Grant Implementation: Reporting & Tools
Grants Budgeting, Financial Management and Reporting
Grants Compliance and Audits
Grant Amendments
Grant Closeout

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Key Details

Date: 15 – 19 April 2024

Cost: Kshs. 99,500 per participant

Mode of Delivery: In-Person at the SBS Campus

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