Project Management

Would you like to improve the quality of your project design and management?

Would you like to increase your chances of securing funding for your project?

Would you like to learn a range of practical tools to support your project work?

There is a high demand for limited grant funding, especially now during the pandemic, so it is crucial that you submit a good application that will stand out. Having a thoughtfully designed project will make writing your application relatively easy.

Our two half-day online Project Management course, designed with the voluntary and community sector in mind, will equip and empower you with enhanced designing and management tools as well as techniques to help you make your project relevant, feasible and sustainable, which are the main attributes that funders are looking for in grant applications. By taking the course you will develop skills to help you become more efficient in designing and delivering projects.

The course will cover the following: 

  • Introduction to Project Design and Development
  • Practical Skills for Ensuring a Clear, Coherent Project Plan – essential for fundraising
  • Evaluation and Reporting

Learning Outcomes: 

  • To understand the importance of project management.
  • To have useable information and skills about how to identify your stakeholders and involve them in project design.
  • To be able to design a problem tree and convert it into a solution tree.
  • To be able to use a range of tools to help clarify and develop your project idea further.
  • To be able to understand and use a logical framework approach (log frame), a method that gives an overview of the objectives, activities and resources of a project.
  • To be able to identify evaluation that is needed, both for funders and for your own purposes.
  • To expand your knowledge of possible evaluation techniques.
  • To develop skills in analysing your findings and communicating clearly about them.
  • To be able to identify the aspects of your project that funders require you to report on and check that you are collecting the relevant information.

Target Audience:

This course is most suitable for groups who are relatively new to running their own projects but have an idea or ideas about the projects they aim to run. It is also suitable for more experienced groups who would like to develop their skills in project management further.


Day 1- Tuesday 10th November 2020, 9.30 am -1.30 pm

Day 2 – Thursday 12th November 2020, 9.30 am – 1.30 pm


The course is delivered by Helen Meade, whose experience in the third sector ranges from voluntary action for small, grass roots community organisations to project management for national charities. She has worked as a Community Development Officer for 3VA, delivering several projects and developing a more rigorous and effective evaluation system for the organisation. She is currently the Programme Coordinator for the Railway Land Wildlife Trust in Lewes. Helen also teaches at the Open University and has completed research there on evaluation in cross-sectoral partnerships.

What our participants say:

  • “Very good course! I will use a lot of what I learnt in my role”.
  • “Great course – thank you!”
  • “Excellent and comprehensive training course, very good trainer and delivery. Good clear resources and practical tools to take away.”
  • “Found the logframe method very insightful, eye opening and makes you think.”
  • “Very well explained and relevant examples used which made it easy to understand and apply.”
  • “The Practical Guide book is great.”
  • “I found the course useful. Helped me to recognise what I already know (strengths) and what I don’t know (areas to improve). Super!”

Other relevant courses:

How to budget a grant application  17th November 2020

East Sussex in Figures – 26th November 2020


Member: £50

Non-member: £75

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