Project & Finance Support

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

Support to work up a project idea. The service will include:
* A facilitated mini visioning/ project development and planning toolkit session
* Compilation of a project plan report – providing a framework for the project to be progresses – who, what, how, resources needed etc.

PROJECT APPLICATION SUPPORT

Support to pull together a funding application i.e. RCDF, Big Lottery, CFAP. The service will include:
* Proof reading of application form (applicant must provide majority of text)
* Sourcing relevant strategic references
* Assist with link to cross cutting themes
* Assess/advise financial profile i.e. cash-flow, contingencies, professional fees etc.

FINANCIAL CLAIMING ADMINISTRATION

Support to administer financial claims. The service will include:
* Collate expenditure/income evidence i.e. invoices, bank statements, transaction listings
* Complete financial claim forms
* Ensure audit requirements adhered to i.e. compile appropriate filling, referencing etc.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS

Support to manage the financial profile of a capital or revenue project and all claiming obligations. The service will include:
* Development of financial delivery profile i.e. cashflow
* Set-up of project on internal management system with relevant project codes (keeps project isolated from other projects), budget headings, etc
* Processing of all expenditure and income i.e. all supplier invoices paid by BACS
* Monthly bank reconciliation of all expenditure and income
* Collate expenditure/income evidence i.e. invoices, bank statements, transaction listings
* Complete financial claim forms
* Ensure audit requirements adhered to i.e. compile appropriate filling, referencing etc.
* Monthly/quarterly reporting of spend to date against allocated budget

GENERAL PROJECT REPORTING

Support to report on project progress for claiming obligations. The service will include:
* Collating progress information from project deliverers, beneficiaries etc
* Drafting of report
* Evidencing outputs, performance indicators, targets etc as required by funding obligations

IMPACT MONITORING

A community group needs support to develop, collate and report on the impact of their project – possibly as part of reporting obligations or in addition to. The service will include:
* Development of an impact assessment framework i.e. what is the overall goal, how and what activities will need to happen, methods of gathering and analysing information, celebrating the impact/difference made. This will be a facilitated session with group
* Compile impact assessment framework report
* Monthly/quarterly sessions on gathering and analysing information/feedback
* Possible set-up of data management system
* Activities to celebrate i.e. communications (press, social media), events etc