Proposal Development: Beyond Compliance

Event Date

Tuesday, 27th August 2019

9:30 am

Topic:  Beyond compliance 

Location: Fourth Floor, Hayweight House, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh 

Time: 09:30-13:00  

Date: Tuesday 27th August  

Who is it for: this workshop series will be useful for small charities who would like to work towards re-submitting a previously unsuccessful proposal, or those who are looking to put together future proposals. It will be particularly useful for members who are unfamiliar with the implications of donor policies/ requirements on project proposals (e.g. Scottish Government, Department for International Development).  

Session objectives:  

  1. Introduce methodologies for due diligence checks with in-country partners, risk mapping for budgets and developing robust safeguarding policies 

  1. Describe how identified risks will be mitigated in a written project proposal 

  1. Understand what is required by development donors to demonstrate financial due diligence  

  1. Identify best practice around good governance 

Why you should attend:  

Are you unsure whether you need to have prepared a safeguarding policy for your grant application? No idea how to describe how the risks you have identified will be mitigated in the project proposal? Unsure what due diligence checks need to be carried out by your team versus the donor?  

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then this is the workshop for you!  

We will introduce you to various tools and methodologies to help you complete the due diligence sections of grant applications.  

The session will cover various aspects of due diligence such as relevant aspects of charity good governance, financial due diligence, risk and safeguarding. It will outline what different donors expect as a minimum standard, but will also help you to think about moving beyond compliance to a robust and considered approach to your project. 

Members’ application success rate:  

Over 75% of Alliance members who got application support for Scottish Government small grants funding last year were successful in their grant applications. 


Please note that spaces for this training session are capped at ten to ensure that there is a conducive learning environment. Places are limit to one attendee per member organisation.   

This training session is free for Alliance members. Not yet a Member? Find out how to join The Alliance or contact us if you have any questions about membership.  


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