As the majority of grants from FRRR are provided in partnership with other organisations, all successful funding recipients are required to provide a written report and financial acquittal of their project.
The project report assists FRRR in the evaluation of the program and reporting back to the funding partner.
There are a number of other reasons why reporting on project outcomes is important, such as:
- Allowing us to fully understand what has or has not worked, and why this might have been the case.
- Ensuring that funds have been expended appropriately, which is another important learning for us.
- Informing other interested stakeholders about the project outcomes.
Reporting is also beneficial for FRRR to secure additional funding for similar projects in the future and plan effective grant making strategies. Hearing your feedback and opinions about FRRR's work is invaluable, too.
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.
Eventually, all reporting will be done via FRRR's Grants Gateway, our online application and reporting system. It will follow a similar process as our standard Final Report pro-forma, including a brief description of the completed project, information on any changes made to the original project and the reasons for the change, and an outline of how the project has provided a benefit to the wider community.
We also require photos of your project. Even if you are running workshops, or producing a brochure, for example, we still like to see photos. It demonstrates that you have actually completed the project and also helps us share your story with others, including our donor partners. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words! See some tips that we’ve produced on how to take better photos.
Please contact us if you are having trouble with the reporting process, and we'll be more than happy to help you.
Lodging your Final Report
Successful recipients generally have up to 12 months from the date of the grant to provide a report to FRRR. Until such time as the reporting functionality in Grants Gateway is fully implemented, acquittal reports and accompanying documentation should be returned via email to email@example.com or by mail to FRRR, PO Box 41, Bendigo Vic 3552.