It’s really important to us, and our donor partners, that we understand the impact of the grants that we provide to communities. That’s why all grant recipients are required to provide a written report and financial acquittal of their project, usually within 12-18 months of the funding. Some programs also require recipients to provide interim reports.
These reports are important because they:
- help us to understand what has or has not worked, and why this might have been the case;
- confirm that funds have been for the things you said they would be used for;
- help us tell others about what’s possible with philanthropic support;
- help you secure additional funding for similar or extension projects in the future;
- help us plan effective grant making strategies; and
- help us report back to our donor partners, so we can secure more funding to support you.
Please note: Organisations that have not submitted a report and financial acquittal of previously funded projects may not be considered eligible for funding from FRRR in the future.
How do you lodge a report?
All final reports must be logged via Grants Gateway. The final report will include a brief description of the completed project, information on any changes made to the original project and the reasons for the change, a full acquittal of funds expenditure, and an outline of how the project has provided a benefit to the wider community.
We also request photos of your project, and, if available, video footage or media clips. Even if you are running workshops, or producing a brochure, for example, we still like to see photos. It helps us share your story with others, including our donor partners, and it shows us that you did complete the project. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words! See some tips that we’ve produced on how to take better photos.
So, don’t leave it until after you’ve completed your project. As these resources explain, you need to start planning your report and project evaluation even before you have the funding.
Please contact us if you are having trouble with the reporting process, and we’ll be more than happy to help you.