Six tips to master your Grant Progress Report!

Do you have a Grant Progress Report due? Progress Reports are a great opportunity to showcase your projects, share your plans and identify areas the CBF can help with.  Keep calm and follow these tips from our Grants Support Team!

Refer back to your Grant Agreement (and original application) to see what outcomes you planned to achieve.

Explain the progress of your project. Are there any changes? Have there been any unexpected challenges? Your Grant Progress Report is the perfect time to explain what’s working, what isn’t and how you’re achieving your goals.

Explain issues you may have delivering and request major variations to your project including changes to budgets or timeframes. Projects don’t always go as planned – we understand. Our Grants Support Team will follow up to confirm if your changes have been accepted or if we need additional information.

The budget! Explain in detail how you have used your grant funds so far. If there is more money to be spent in the latter half of your project, let us know.

Include photos – we love seeing how our grants enhance community media. Remember – ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’! We need high-resolution images (at least 1MB) featuring people. Please note the names of people featured (and also seek their permission) and if needed, credit the photographer. Help us promote the great work you’re doing.

Show how you’ve acknowledged us. Demonstrate your acknowledgments, or your plans and include any support material such as media articles, photos, ads, programs and written responses.

If you might have difficulty meeting our reporting requirements or need further advice or time, please contact us asap. Your next payment will not be available until the Grant Progress Report is submitted and accepted so invest the time needed in your Grant Progress Report. See FAQ: Why do I need to complete a Grant Progress Report? for more info.

Good luck and remember our Grants Support Team are here to help you!

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