Participatory Proposal Development - September 2014

DatesMon 29 September 2014 - Fri 3 October 2014
  • INTRAC training
Cost1399.00 - £GBP *residential (including 4 night's accommodation)
1150.00 - £GBP **non-residential
VenueOxford, UK

PLEASE NOTE, we have cancelled this course and are no longer accepting applications. We are still able to run tailor made trainings on this topic. Please contact us for further details.

*Residential, includes: 4 nights accommodation, all meals for the duration of the course, course fees and materials.

**Non-residential, includes: lunch and refreshments for the duration of the course, course fees and materials.

Mango logoDonors need to know that proposals are rooted in the identified needs of the target community. To meet this objective, this course covers how to define, plan and appraise a project and how to develop a proposal with a strong budget that encourages ownership by the project’s key stakeholders. It will equip project staff with the necessary understanding and skills to use the components of the project cycle to develop a project proposal in a participatory way. The trainer uses a learning-by-doing methodology that is active and inclusive. By working together and learning from the experience of others, the participants will take away tools that they can share with others and use again and again. As part of this course, Mango will deliver specific sessions on how to develop a budget in line with project objectives and activities.

What previous participants have said about the course: 'The training has helped us to always get the stakeholders involved in developing our proposals with the inclusion of the financial team.’

Objectives of the course

At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Be able to formulate a comprehensive funding proposal that is rooted in the needs of the target community
  • Have strengthened capacity to plan and fundraise for projects in an inclusive way
  • Be able to present a project using a planning matrix/logical framework
  • Be able to consider the needs from the perspective of the donor
  • Be introduced to negotiation skills to influence the donor’s selection process
  • Be able to create budgets to accompany funding proposals, including activity-based, cash-flow, and donor-format budgets

Course format and costs

This course has two parts: a 5 day face to face course which will take place in Oxford, UK; and a 50 minute one-to-one coaching session after the course (via Skype) with the INTRAC course trainer, focusing specifically on your needs. This individual, tailored coaching will support the individual to apply the learning from the course to their work, and offer the opportunity to work through current challenges, difficulties and opportunities with a highly experienced practitioner. The available dates and times for coaching will be provided by the trainers in advance of the course. Coaching terms and conditions will be provided upon application. The cost of the course will be £1150 (non-residential) or £1399 residential (including 4 nights of accommodation).

Intended audience

This course has been designed for people involved in project coordination and fundraising. The course is for those with little or no experience of project cycle management and proposal development, or for those who have some experience but have had no formal training. You do not need previous experience in budgeting to attend this course.

Download the application form and send to or call +44 (0)1865 263040 with any questions.

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