Presentation on theme: "GETTING IT RIGHT. Today we will - review or refresh your approach to making funding bids by: Not sure? Ask! And this is to remind me and you please to."— Presentation transcript:
GETTING IT RIGHT
Today we will - review or refresh your approach to making funding bids by: Not sure? Ask! And this is to remind me and you please to keep asking questions or share ideas as we go through the workshop ….
1. Why funding bids fail - a reminder Documents incomplete, incomplete applications (questions not answered, signatures missing, contact details, references) Doesn’t meet the aims of the funder Not enough need demonstrated; poor needs assessment Not enough community consultation Poor value for money Budget doesn’t correspond to application Not sure? Ask!
1.Constitution or Memorandum and Articles, charity and/or company number 2.Policies – Equality and Diversity; Health and Safety; Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults; Volunteer Policy. (full policy list available from VAW) 3. Last set of annual accounts 4. Bank Account details 5.Trustees/Board/Management Committee details including contact details – on website if you have one. 6. Aims of organisation – what you want to change for people/environment in what area 7.Objectives of organisation – what you will do to make the change. Not sure? Ask!
8. Aims of Project – what is/are the change(s) the project will make to which people and where? 9. Objectives of project – what will the project do (to make these changes happen)? 10. What is the need? 11. How do you know there is a need? – your own research locally 12. How do you know there is a need? – other more general sources of information 13. Why is your organisation the best to do this project? Evidence of similar past work you have done. Not sure? Ask!
14.Who benefits? 15. Outcomes – what changes will there be? How will the project improve things for the beneficiaries? 16. Monitoring – how will you measure the change(s) made by the project? How will you record a starting point, then record change? 17. Project outline (brief) 18. Project outline (detailed) 19. Budget for project – based on the detailed project outline. Not sure? Ask!
The 20 checklist is not a Rolls Royce, it is the essential bicycle!
3. Building up your project: Aims: Why do you want to develop the project? E.g. to improve peoples lives, to increase wellbeing, to prevent X from happening Objectives: What are the activities that you are going to provide? E.g. training, information, referrals, health checks, counselling, etc. Not sure? Ask!
Building up your project: Outcomes (quality/change): What is the difference that your project will make? e.g. More adults accessing education; people have greater confidence; people are less isolated; there is less anti-social behavior in a community. Outputs (quantity): What is it that you are providing? Workshops, leaflets, activities, books – including the number of things. Not sure? Ask!
4. Monitoring and Evaluation How would you know if you have been successful in delivering your project? How do you know you achieved your planned outcomes? What have you learn from this project? What would you do differently? Not sure? Ask!
Monitoring and Evaluation Needs to be planned from the beginning. Collection of information should be systematic. Explore different tools to collect information: interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, diaries, case studies. Check if the funder has its own monitoring and evaluation requirements e.g. forms and reports. Not sure? Ask!
Now you really are ready for the journey … Not sure? Ask!