‘Funder-led. Bureaucratic. Time-consuming. Misunderstood.’ All words that have been used to describe UK grant reporting – the process (or processes) by which charities report their progress to funders. Pears Foundation are part of a group of funders and charities who have developed a set of principles to make grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience. The group are asking funders and funded organisations alike to feedback on the six principles that we believe will help to change the perception of grant reporting as a burdensome process and reframe it as a shared endeavour. We are also inviting funders to join the initial group in testing and using the principles.
What do you think of these principles for making grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience?