New principles for grant reporting

The Yard, Edinburgh

Year of publication
IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research)

Over the course of two workshops in April and September 2018, a group of funders and funded organisations developed a set of principles to make grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience.

For each funder, this will mean something different. As well as outlining the broad principles, this handy guide gives practical examples of how different funders might apply those principles in practice, to both small and large grants.

Funders explain why they have awarded a grant.
Funders and funded organisations are clear about what grant reporting will look like.
Funders are clear about the type of relationship they would like to have with the organisations they fund.
Funders only ask for information they need and use, and question whether they need bespoke reporting.
Funders give feedback on any grant reporting they receive, and share their thoughts on the progress of the work.
Funders describe what they do with the information they obtain from funded organisations.

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