Jorg's top tips for reporting
Reporting can sometimes feel overwhelming, but your reports are very important. Thorough reporting content can have a direct impact on funding availability for either the next step of your current project, or new and exciting ones down the track.
The good news is that Cape York NRM staff members are here to help you, so give us a call. And besides - we love to read about your successes. Include any hurdles you might have encountered along the way and how you got over them, or how future projects could be modified to avoid these challenges altogether.
Here are some brief tips that might make the reporting process not only smooth-flowing, but enjoyable as you revisit the journey of your project.
1. Overview of project progress
Describe your key achievements in relation to your contract.
2. Partnerships and participation
Name your project partners and how they contributed to the project.
3. Output details and data
Tell us about specific measureable results of your project eg: fencing, fire management, weed control, community events, and the like.
4. Lessons learnt, challenges and variations
Tell us about project challenges, how they impacted the project, and what you’ve learnt that may lessen their impact in future projects.
5. Communications Information
List and attach copies (electronically if possible) of photographs, media articles, newsletters, websites, DVDs, posters, brochures, maps, reports and other publications from the project.
6. Workplace Health and Safety
Provide information on any notifiable Workplace Health and Safety incidences. List any changes or updates to your workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices and procedures or responsibilities.
7. Financial Information
Include financial data – what your project cost; how you spent your grant. Include invoices/ receipts.
Remember to include a column showing costs at your own expense, and also any in-kind contributions, and include a $ value. For example, any voluntary labour, use of equipment or venue. An example is that you held a two-hour meeting in the local community hall and the fee was waived, but is usually $20 per hour. You put this in your in-kind column at $40.
8. Other special conditions as relevant per contract.
Add any other specific information outlined in your contract that you haven’t already addressed.
Be sure to get in touch if you would like more information or support to complete your project report. We’re here to help!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 132 262