Grant and programme management

From idea and implementation to impact, we provide full service grant and programme management.

Turning your ideas into great grant investments and even greater impact

Our grant and programme management service provides funders a complete package or a pick and mix of support to design, deliver, disburse, manage, monitor and evaluate funds. Using our cloud-based grants management system, we are ISO 9001 accredited, meet cyber essential requirements and are an approved grant and programme management supplier for the Crown Commercial Services and Greater London Authority (GLA).  We are signed up to the London Funders principles, the IVAR Flexible Funders commitments , and working to Ubele Initiative’s Booska calls to action providing fair, proportionate and inclusive grant making.

How we can help you

  • Co-designing your fund or programme. Working with you to produce a transparent process and accessible materials including prospectus, applicant guidance and application forms.  This also involves working with stakeholders and developing appropriate governance, building on our learning of what works in good grant making, providing support for grantees and measuring what counts.
  • Encouraging the right applications. We support you and work in partnership with others to target potential applicants through shared networks, running promotions using social media and market warming events, and through personal and effective enquiry handling. 
  • Providing expert analysis and professional assessments. Each assessment process is unique bringing in our own and wider expertise to make sure projects meet your requirements. We provide you with a prioritised portfolio of recommendations to inform the right grant decisions. 
  • Awarding and processing payments efficiently. Our team can communicate decisions, manage negotiations with successful applicants, conduct confidential due diligence and manage secure payments. 
  • On-boarding, monitoring and reporting. We work with your grantees to help them fulfil their grant obligations. This can include site visits, and capturing key data through simple online reporting forms. 
  • Embedding learning and building a legacy. We have extensive experience of developing tools that can be used post-funding, including replicating or scaling successful models and supporting a project or organisation’s sustainability beyond its grant. 

Free service costing tool

We have found that many charities do not cost their services in a way that enables full cost recovery when they are bidding for funding or contracts. We developed this free tool to support organisations applying for grants, contracts or other funding to better understand their costs of delivery.

We hope you find it helpful and check back for updates each financial year!

What our clients say about our Grant and Programme Management

Rocket Science have been instrumental in helping us create positive, lasting change for our residents and communities. Their management of our Place Makers Fund has engaged more grassroots organisations than ever and allowed us to be flexible with our offer during the pandemic

Fund Manager, L&Q

Thank you for all of your support in the Newcastle Fund’s journey so far. You have made our process simpler, clearer, and more effective, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and professional approach of the Rocket Science team

Newcastle Fund Manager, Newcastle City Council

Thank you to you and your team for the support you have given us throughout 2020. To say it has been a challenging year would be a huge understatement but despite all the challenges, we are still standing and this gives us hope as we go into 2021.

GLA Young Londoners Fund Grant Recipient

Rocket Science have worked with the VRU on its flagship after school provision programme “Stronger Futures”. Our partnership, since 2021 has been instrumental in funding and supporting 18 grassroots organisation to work alongside and support over 5,000 vulnerable young Londoners. I’m pleased to be working with Rocket Science for the next iteration of the Stronger Futures programme over the coming years.

Director of the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU)

Get in touch

For more information on our work or how we can help with your next project, get in touch