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Esmée Fairbairn to give feedback

Funder responds to sector feedback

Posted: 10/03/2022

Following an article by a charity project manager on his experience of applying to grants giving bodies, and Esmée Fairbairn’s own research; the charity announce they will change how they give feedback.

51% of unsuccessful applicant who responded to a survey in January 2016 said they would like more feedback. Esmée Fairbairn propose to do 4 things:

  • Coding each application by the main reason we turn it down
  • Offering feedback to each applicant on that main reason
  • Using this data to improve our funding guidance, with the aim of cutting down the number of applications
  • Taking up a tool developed by the Peery Foundation – Funder Feedback – to seek anonymised instant feedback on all aspects of our work

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