Grant cycle services

Grant & state aid cycle

After unprecedented responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of the war in Ukraine, governments across the world have adopted strong political measures to build a greener, more digital and more resilient future. The transition to a low-carbon economy, and more generally the aim to achieve a more sustainable, safer and fairer society is an historic disruption that is resulting in an unprecedented need for financial support.

Financial support - public or private - needs to strike a fine balance: building a smarter and more sustainable society while mitigating the possible negative impact on businesses and people. Measures will need to take into consideration sound business and economic principles which are essential, while also taking into account other indicators such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With revenues of USD 12.8 billion in 2022 and over 110 000 professionals, BDO is one of the largest advisory and audit service organisations in the world. Our experts support global donors, international public sector organisations, national and local administrations as well as the private sector in managing financial support.

Grant administrators often face a number of questions when determining where and how to deploy available funding. Today more than ever, making the right decisions and implementing them with vision and professionalism is key.

To visualise the grant cycle, BDO has designed a simple scheme that shows the main steps, both on the donors’ and on the beneficiaries’ side. For each step we highlight the actions and requirements that need to be taken into account by the donor or the beneficiary.

At each step of the cycle, we define the steps taken and show how BDO can help the public sector and other donors in making the right decisions or developing the appropriate measures.

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