DFID Proposal Writing

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DFID Proposal Writing

Duration: 4 days

Date: 26 – 29 November, 2018

Time: 09:00-17:00 

Language: English

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

$1200

Fees don’t include accommodation and travel

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You will gain essential knowledge of how to develop a good quality concept note and supporting documents for DFID opportunities as well as how to prepare for the full proposal process. You will practice project design processes using key tools in line with DFID requirements in addition to knowing how to improve your writing skills. You will understand how to ensure your proposal meets DFID requirements and adequately reflects your project.

  • Objective of the course
    How to develop a good quality concept note for DFID funding (based on a good quality project) and to prepare for full proposal submission.
    Course Outcomes
    1. How to apply for DFID funding:
    – Become familiar with DFID funds, templates and application processes.
    2. How to be successful in securing DFID funding: o Use project planning tools to design and present your project (ToC, logframe, budget). o Learn how to implement an efficient proposal development process in order to have the best chance at success.
    3. How to meet DFID requirements o Be familiar with DFID priorities and requirements including value for money, MEL, ‘leave no one behind’ and gender equality.
    – Understand how to tailor your concept note to communicate in a way that DFID best understands (DFID language, avoiding common mistakes           and quality writing skills).
    – Be able to identify additional information required for a full proposal.

Day 1 – How to apply for DFID funding
• Welcome, introductions and agenda
• Introduction to DFID funding
Types of funds
How to find suitable funds
Common requirements
Completing DFID application forms
Application process
Available guidance
Day 2 – How to be successful in securing DFID funding
• How to use project planning tools to design a quality proposal in line with DFID requirements
How to – Problem tree analysis
How to – Theory of Change
Day 3 – How to be successful in securing DFID funding
• How to use project planning tools to design a quality proposal in line with DFID requirements
How to – Logframe
How to – Budget
Day 4 – How to meet DFID requirements
• DFID’s cross cutting themes
• DFID Due diligence requirements and process
• What happens next?

Participatory facilitated workshop designed to support participants to practices delivered knowledge and produce relevant products.

Local and international NGO staff who are intermediate to upper intermediate level in proposal design and/or writing.

Hannah Sanderson is a UK national with 12 years’ experience in the humanitarian and development fields. She spent the last four years working on the Syria Response in Program Development and Quality roles with two large INGOs implementing large-scale DFID grants. A specialist in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, with experience in East and West Africa, the Middle East and Asia, her key skill areas include quality assurance in proposal and project design and implementation, capacity building, building local partnerships and gender equality programming.

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