Reporting arrangements can be burdensome rather than useful. The goal of Better Reporting was to address and reverse that, by funders and charities co-designing a new approach that works for both.
We aim to translate commitments to lightness of touch into action for the longer term – so that funded organisations can focus even more on what really matters to the people and communities they serve.
The power to make change happen – to do things differently – rests with funders. The design of reporting arrangements – format, frequency, content – is in their gift.
2. Funders and funded organisations are clear about what grant reporting will look like
3. Funders are clear about the type of relationship they would like to have with the organisations they fund
4. Funders only ask for the information they need and use, and question whether they need bespoke reporting
5. Funders give feedback on any grant reporting they receive, and share their thoughts on the progress of the work
6. Funders describe what they do with the information they obtain from funded organisations
With thanks to the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust/Ashley Gilbertson for the photo used at the top of this page.