Most organisations are financed through grants and other external funding sources.This course is designed to enable those involved with managing grants and external funding to become more efficient and effective in the financial management of such funds. 

This course is designed to equip the participants with best practices and essentials skills in effective grants/external funding management.

What will I learn?


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Ensure compliance with funder requirements in terms of managing grants/external funding
  • Address the critical aspects of managing grant finances
  • Understand how to effectively report grants management progress to relevant Managers/Trustees
  • Understand the difference between various types of funding (Unrestricted or general funds/Restricted funds/Designated funds/Endowment funds)


Maureen Elliott is a retired accountant who had a career in local government finance in both Ireland and England. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and is currently the Treasurer of OCVA.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for grants management officers/managers, budget administrators, financial managers and project managers of externally funded projects.


Wednesday 1st April 2020 ( 3 hours)


Arrival 10.00 am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10.15 am start, the workshop will close by 1.15 pm.


£45 per person for OCVA Members
£60 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£75 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available at the venue, although we can provide parking for disabled delegates by arrangement. Please call in advance if required. Our venue is serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, for more information click here or contact ‘Traveline’ on 0870 608 2 608 or visit: http://www.traveline.info/

if you are driving, you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located around Oxford City at Redbridge, Pear Tree, Seacourt or Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Westgate, Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street. More details: Oxford Car Parks

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk 

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

Step 1: Please register your details with us on the form:

Please note that registration without payment does not constitute a booking. Both are required, and we do check. (Thanks!)

Step 2: Make payment within 2 working days of registering.

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