Grant Management

From managing local grant programmes to overseeing global enterprise funds, we are experts in end-to-end grant management.

Our specialist grant management staff have supported the delivery of bespoke grant programmes for clients for over two decades. To date, we have administered over £17 million of client’s funds and £6 million of our own, to enable positive social and economic change via financial support.

We are a member of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office Grant Management Framework, and an ISO 9001: 2015 accredited organisation, delivering grant programmes of the highest standard. Our collaborative and inclusive management approach enables us to work with you to achieve positive, impactful and measurable results.


Our Five Steps to Grant Management

From co-designing a fund to creating application portals and monitoring impact after disbursement, we can tailor the grant management cycle to meet the specific requirements of your organisation.

1. Initiation

Understanding your aims and objectives is fundamental to our grant management approach. Working closely with you, our team of experts provide consultancy to help you determine the most effective way of targeting your funding. During initial discussions, we consider practicalities such as compliance, data processing, demand management, risk management and time scales.

2. Design

Once initial objectives and project scope are understood, we will design a grant management process to meet your specific requirements. This will incorporate grant set-up, market engagement and communications, application windows and public engagement exercises. We strive to understand your organisation’s stakeholders and can support in the development of a market engagement plan.

3. Delivery

With the design of the project finalised, we configure the necessary application system, processes and tools and carry out user testing. We will execute marketing engagement strategies in accordance with the programme plan to ensure high quality applications.

4. Support

We work with applicants to submit high quality, relevant applications while signposting less relevant applicants to alternative funding opportunities. We can ensure all applicants get feedback tailored to their application, improving their chances of receiving funding elsewhere and providing positive engagement with your brand whatever the result.

5. Review

We consistently support the delivery of grant programmes to ensure that all expected outputs are achieved. We offer data and feedback collection at every stage of our programmes, using this to identify opportunities for improvement.


Examples of Our Work

With experience in supporting multi-million-pound social investment programmes, and nationwide grant schemes, we have the tools to ensure the best outcomes for your grant management programmes. Explore examples of our work below.

Case Study: RBS Group Skills and Opportunities Fund

We are grant managers for RBS Group’s Skills and Opportunities Fund which has distributed £10m to local initiatives and organisations since its launch in 2015. The Fund aims to build better communities by supporting individuals to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to start or develop a new business, build their financial capability skills or enter employment.

Case Study: RBS Group Inspiring Enterprise

From 2012 to 2014, PNE Group were appointed by RBS Group as grant administrators for their Inspiring Enterprise programme. With a specific focus on supporting social enterprises and youth and women’s organisations, the objective of the Inspiring Enterprise programme was to advance entrepreneurial culture in the UK.


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