CESHHAR awarded the world’s first gold tier certification for good financial grant practice

News article 12 Apr 2021

LSTM is delighted to announce that CeSHHAR has been awarded the World’s First Gold Tier Certification for Good Financial Grant Practice.

The Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP) is a new international standard developed by the Global Grant Community and the African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with multiple African and global partners.

It has been supported by some of the world’s largest public and private sector funders including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, formerly UKAID, Wellcome, UK Research and Innovation, the UK Dept. of Health & Social Care, the IKEA Foundation, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and Co-ordinating Agency.

The GFGP is a common global standard for good grant management practice that grant receivers must meet before funders entrust them with their financial grants, bringing rigour and reassurance to even the highest risk funding environments.

“At LSTM we are very supportive of the GFGP certification. A common standard of what represents best practice in grant management is welcomed by donors and grantees alike. We are very pleased that CeSHHAR has received its GFGP Gold certificate, and we are looking forward to the CeSHHAR and LSTM teams supporting other partners to attain GFGP certification”. Duncan Preston, LSTM Finance Director.