As part of its strategic mandate, the West Africa Civil Society Institute supported by theOpen Society Initiative for West Africa organised a 3-day specialised training workshop on
Project Proposal Formulation and Grants Management
” for civil society actors in
Ghana. The overarching goal of this course was to enhance the ability of trainees to writewinning proposals to solicit funds from international donors and, to manage and controlprogram and project funds effectively.This targeted workshop had the following core objectives:
To deliver specific knowledge and skills to trainees including planning, strategizing andimplementing fundraising approaches;
To define the structure of a project proposal and its main elements;
To identify main funding sources and appropriate techniques to secure such resources;
To enable trainees to be able to appropriately allocate funds and judiciously utilisethem; and
Task trainees to write a draft project proposal.To achieve these objectives, the content of the training was tailored to address strategicthemes focal to the work of civil society actors. These themes were broadly categorizedunder project proposal formulation and grants management respectively, to facilitate theunderstanding of the unique differences that exist between these two subjects. Thiscategorization approach also enabled the specialized training content to be disbursed in apiecemeal approach, allowing for a better understanding of the micro aspects that determine the macro achievements within the civil society sector. The broad and specificthemes that were elaborately exhausted to the satisfaction of all stakeholders at thistraining are enumerated below.
Project Proposal Formulation
The concept of project proposal formulation;
Understanding specific needs of proposal formulation for different types of projects;
Project proposal formulation process;
Developing a logical framework matrix that will help you define your objectives; and
Project proposal writing.