Your project outcomes
The application form asks you to quantify what you expect your project to achieve and how it will address the priorities of ULF. It’s good to think about the impact your project will have so include the number of people you expect to reach.
For each ULF Theme/s relevant to your bid, it may help you to write objectives that are SMART:
Your aim is to ensure that you have planned carefully the steps needed to achieve your objectives. For example, if your project includes the ULR theme indicate how many ULRs will be trained whilst also considering how you will address recruitment, training, networking, support, further development and so on.
Having a Management Information System (MIS) is essential for the effective management of the project so consider;
- what systems you will use to collect, record and analyse information during the project (including tracking learners, gathering feedback, and capturing Equality & Diversity information)
- who will be responsible for management information systems, and how you will ensure that person/s is appropriately trained?
- what software do you plan to use?
- what quality systems you have, or seek to achieve as part of the project
You need to ensure you have the financial, administration and record keeping skills that will be needed. Think about the skills/qualifications and experience of the staff who will be involved/appointed and how you will ensure that their skills remain current.
Ideally all ULF projects will have an impact beyond the lifetime of the project. Consider how you will:
- sustain the work beyond the funding period?
- roll out more widely anything you develop in the project?
- use the funding to enable your organisation to be more effective in the future?
Think too about how your evaluation/review systems will measure your progress towards sustainability.
You will need a dissemination strategy so think about who you need to tell about your work, and how you will tell them/get their feedback.