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Assessing grant applications – exploring key principles which underpin good practice


  • Emma Beeston, independent consultant

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How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted. There is no magic formula, but there are some key principles which underpin good practice, focusing on two important questions:

  • How do we ensure the assessment process is fair and balanced?
  • What information do you need to make a considered judgement?

This is an opportunity to participate in a course that will:

  • provide an overview of the core principles of good practice in assessing grant applications
  • explore the challenges and dilemmas of different assessing approaches 
  • enable you to share information, ideas, challenges and possible solutions when assessing grant applications
  • draw on the experiences both of the facilitator and participants, with a mixture of presentation and small group-based discussions and exercises.

Will interest

Those involved in the practicalities of assessing grant applications who want to explore the underlying principles, the challenges involved and to learn from different approaches. 

Emma Beeston has considerable grant-making experience including managing programmes for BBC Children in Need and Lloyds Bank Foundation. She is a guest lecturer on CASS Business School’s Charity Masters Programme and is a lecturer at University of Kent.

Contact| 0207 255 4499


Cost to members: £140

Cost to non-members: £213

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