At eQuality Time we believe that the more transparent an organisation is, the more effective it will be.
One of the things we’d like to be more transparent about is the funding application process.
We recently put up our application to Children in Need (and my thoughts on the interview) to cover costs associated with continuing the Supertitle project. Unfortunately our application for funding was unsuccessful on this occasion.
Our feedback was:
We expect all organisations and projects we fund to take active steps to protect children and make sure they come to no harm while at the project. This means having clear and active child protection and health and safety policies and practices in place. We recommend that you refer to the NSPCC website, paying particular attention to the ‘Are they safe?’ resource or the Core Safeguarding Standards
…and I put a lot of that down to my poor performance in the interview. However it’s definitely an area to think about and strengthen.
We’d like to be making our applications public as a regular thing, but there are various other demands on time so it will have to be on a case by case basis.