Theme: Assessing Grant Applications

Are you a Grantmaker new to the role, interested in doing a refresher course on Grantmaking or a Trustee of Grantmaking Programmes? Then this workshop on Assessing Grant Applications is for you!

This 3 hour online interactive training session will be led by Emma Beeston, leading facilitator in grantmaking with input from active professional practitioners in the grantmaking space.

The objectives of the session include:

  • Assess applications against a list of eligibility criteria
  • Describe and employ a range of shortlisting techniques
  • Understand and use scoring mechanisms for assessing criteria
  • Construct a means of efficient and effective data collection and collation
  • Identify, interpret and make judgements on the quality of third party sources of information 
  • Develop proportionate and objective methods to appraise funding applications
  • Understand and build safeguards to avoid bias
  • Provide constructive feedback to applicants

With break out sessions and training material including practical examples, templates, checklists and references for additional reading.

Limited spaces available:

  • Free for Philanthropy Ireland Members
  • €40 non-members

Registration for this event has now closed.

Joe Quinsey

Joined the Board in January 2021

Joe Quinsey, currently CEO of DCU Educational Trust, has over 30 years’ senior-level experience covering both industry and the non-profit sector. Previous non-profit roles include CEO of The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation and Director of Change for the Rehab Group, whilst his industry experience includes senior finance, commercial and general management roles in blue chip multi-nationals, Diageo and CRH. A chartered management accountant by profession, Joe also holds an MBA from Dublin City University

Brid Cannon

Bríd is an Associate Director in Risk Consulting. She commenced her career working in private equity and investment management and has since built over 10 years’ experience in professional services.

Bríd advises clients on matters relating to governance, conduct, regulation and compliance. Previous engagements include working as Authorised Officer for the Central Bank of Ireland on conduct related issues; advising an international insurance group on the authorisation process and also an international banking group on compliance relating to its private banking business. She has significant experience in Individual Accountability, Fitness and Probity having advised both Irish and UK institutions on their obligations in these areas.