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Reporting back

You don’t have to report back on how you’ve used your Edge Fund grant, but we’d appreciate it if you did. By providing a short report, and allowing us to share it, we can help to raise your profile through our networks and it can help us to achieve our aims of sharing ideas and experiences of creating change. Being able to show our current and potential donors how Edge Fund grants are used can also help us to raise more funds so that we can continue to support important work like yours that is not well supported elsewhere. Also, if you plan to apply to Edge Fund again in the future, members are likely to be interested in how the previous grant was used, so providing a report may help future applications.

If that’s convinced you to send us a report, here’s some ideas on how you could do it. We don’t want it to be a burden to report back, or for it to cost you any money, so we are flexible on how you do this and can offer support if needed, including covering travel costs if you want to present to us in person or arranging for a member to visit or phone you. Also, we provide grants ranging from £500 to £5,000 and feel that the length of the report should reflect the size of the grant, but we’ll leave it to you to do what you can. Some options for reporting back are:

  • Half – one and a half pages written report (roughly 250 – 750 words)
  • 1 – 3 minute interview with a member on the phone or in person (perhaps based on answering the questions below)
  • 1 – 3 minute video (a basic video using a phone, perhaps to record someone answering the questions below, is fine. It doesn’t need to be professionally produced. You might find this guide from VisionOntv useful, we can provide a microphone if needed)
  • 1 – 3 minute presentation at an Edge meeting

As a rough guide, here are some questions you might want to answer in your report:

  1. What have been your main activities since you received funds from Edge?
  2. What went well and what were the challenges?
  3. What did you learn?
  4. How have Edge funds helped? Did you use them for something specific?
  5. Do you have any thoughts that might help Edge do a better job of supporting work like yours? For example, are there skills and resources you need which we could help you access through our network?
5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2014 6:37 pm

    I’m sorry Amon, we’re only funding projects in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England at the moment.

  2. July 25, 2014 7:51 pm

    Outreach Scout Foundation is a Malawian organisation which
    specifically focus on women and girls living with HIV/AIDS, this
    project will promote PMTCT, combat stigma, encourage health seeking
    behaviour and reduce unintended pregnancies through training, advocacy
    and SRH and health literacy education.

    In rural communities where Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) is working,
    women and girls living with HIV/AIDS are excluded from HIV/AIDS
    services because they are often denied their rights. They suffer overt
    hostility, social exclusion, stigma and discrimination. As a direct
    result of this marginalization, women and girls of child bearing age
    and living with HIV/ AIDS have no access to PMTCT information that
    would teach them how to prevent transmission of HIV to their unborn
    children. Fewer women and girls living with HIV/AIDS have access to
    nutritional and ART education. Fewer women and girls living with
    HIV/AIDS have access to ART. Fewer women and girls have access to SRH
    and life skills information. In these villages, 14.1% of adults (15-49
    yrs) are HIV positive. Women represent 57% of HIV positive adults.
    And, 14.5% of girls ages 15-24 are HIV positive compared to 6.5% of
    young men. Girls living with HIV/AIDS drop out of school due to the
    stigma and overt hostility there and the unintended pregnancies due to
    the lack of SRH information and life skills.72% of orphans is living
    with women and girls as compared to 26% living with men. This project
    will change the situation by providing PMTCT, SRH and ART information
    to women and girls.
    Therefore, we inquire to apply for project application.

    Amon Lukhele

  3. July 9, 2014 4:31 pm

    When a colleague forwarded the information to me, I was excited. I have checked information regarding previous applicants and they are inspiring and reflect what we are trying to achieve here in South Westminster. We are looking for a future where isolation, loneliness, no voice, no choice or apathy is considerably reduced due to our effort getting to residents, speaking with them and encouraging them to interact with each other because together they are powerful rather than a lone isolated voice.

    I will be submitting an application and would like someone to support us. Contact details below. Chi Usanga, SW1CO, CIC

  4. June 26, 2014 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the support Abdi! I’m afraid we don’t yet fund international groups or causes as we don’t have the funds or capacity to deal with that just yet, we hope to do so in future though. You might want to have a look at this list of funders:

  5. June 26, 2014 11:23 am

    It is a fantastic programme to tackle quickly ant urgent issues or campaigns related to inequalities, injustice and discrimination.
    Finally I applaud you and congratulate you for your valuable Fund.Also I wonder if there is any funding for international issues.

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