Measuring Impact Policy

Question

(1) Does your organisation monitor the impact of the grants that it makes and if so how?

Answer

(1) Measuring Impact

Charities/ Individuals that are awarded a grant are required to report on the impact of the project.  This is often called “monitoring & evaluation” and is important for many reasons.  With a ‘successful grant’ offer letter we will include the appropriate impact measurement form and the date that it should be returned.

This enables us to learn more about the impact and benefit of our grants on local communities/ individuals which, helps us to improve our grant-making.  It also provides us with important feedback for our donors and funders on the outcomes that their support has delivered, in turn encouraging them to continue providing that support.

Typical timeframes for impact reporting:

For ongoing revenue projects, within one month of the end of the period that we are funding (this is often a 12-month period). For shorter-term projects (including capital grants and one-off events) usually within 6 months of the grant being made. As part of the Impact Measurement, we may request updates on the project’s progress and from time to time will also be in touch to schedule a visit with you. We love to see projects in action and we always make sure visits are arranged at a convenient time for all parties involved.

Question

(2) What provisions will your organisation provide, how will the trustees identify the need for such?

Provisions and how will they be delivered in practice?

How will the trustees ensure that such provisions meet the needs of the beneficiaries for which they are intended?

Answer

(2) Provisions provided would be food, clothing, health, sanitary products, equipment and other such items that improves quality of life. Presently we identify needs through word of mouth and by advertising for and researching out charities and organisations that need and provide this support.

We request for update meetings with charities supported requesting updates and we keep notes and names where necessary and picture evidences.

We will physically deliver this provisions at scheduled drop off locations with pictures to show this. We will also ship provisions to designated locations.