Grants:PEG/User:Dimi z - WMBE/Start-up Grant - WMBE/Report/Interim Report


Draft report
This is a draft of an interim grant report for a grant funded is fiscal year 2012-13. Please do not respond or comment on it just yet
it's not yet ready for review. To read the approved grant submission, please visit Grants:PEG/User:Dimi z - WMBE/Start-up Grant - WMBE.


Compliance and completionEdit

Are you complying with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Answer YES or NO.
YES
Do you expect this project to be completed by the date specified in the approved grant submission?
Answer YES or NO.
YES
Did you use any of the grant funds?
Answer YES or NO.
YES
Was this interim report requested by WMF?
Answer YES or NO.
YES

Activities and lessons learnedEdit

This section describes what the grantee did, and what the grantee learned from implementing the project. This section should be useful to others implementing similar projects and is an opportunity for the grantee to reflect on the project's performance.

ActivitiesEdit

Provide a detailed list of activities performed to complete this project, descriptions of these activities, and the amount of time spent on each activity. This section should also include a list of participants, or a link to pictures, blog posts, or videos from the project or event.

We have contacted and paid the annual fees to an industry association providing legal services to NGOs at a beneficial price. They are helping us write up statutes and bylaws according in accordance with the Belgian legislation.

We have also had several mailing list and real-life discussions about the statutes. We have opened a new "call for founding memembers", as in order to found a chapter a founding assembly must approved the statutes and bylaws, which can then be registered and published. The remainig actions outlined in the grant (i.e. opening a bank account, renting a PO box, organising a founding event) can only be done after the organisation has been founded.

Lessons learnedEdit

What lessons were learned that may help others succeed in similar projects, or that may change the way you are doing this project?
What went well, or is going well?
  • The NGO Association's legal sevice team has really helped us get our legal documents in order for a minimal fee (100 Euro yearly membership). We could definitely recommend each future or smaller chapter to look for such an option, as it really provides great legal services otherwise only accessible to large organisations or at a high price.
  • We have a clear idea about the next stepts that have to follow and know exactly how to get them done.
What did not go well, or is not going well?

The legal documents took much longer to prepare/set-up than expected. As this is a prerequisite for the next steps, we're expecting to have to "rush" toward the end of the year. Nonetheless, the grant goal remains feasible.

From your answers above, do you plan to change anything you are doing as your project continues?

Speed up following steps and delegate concrete tasks to a larger amount of people.

Project goal and measures of successEdit

This section should reference the project goals and measures of success described in the approved grant submission. See Grants:PEG/User:Dimi z - WMBE/Start-up Grant - WMBE to review the goals and metrics listed in the approved submission.

Project goalEdit

Provide the project goal here.

Founding of WMBE

Do you expect to reach your project's goal? Why or why not?

Yes, the legal documents are ready, we're looking waiting for more "founding members" to sign up and then we can go ahead.

Measures of successEdit

List the measures of success exactly as provided in the approved grant submission, and evaluate your project according to each measure listed there. Answer only for measures on which you are currently able to report since your project has not been completed.
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Provide an overall assessment of how your project is going according to these measures.
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While doing this project, have you decided to track any other measures of success not listed in your grant submission? If so, please list them here.
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ImpactEdit

Remember that you will need to report on your project's impact on WMF's mission and strategic goals in your final report.

Reporting and documentation of expendituresEdit

This section describes the grant's use of funds

DocumentationEdit

Remember that you will need to send receipts or documentation of all project expenses to WMF at the time your final report is submitted.

ExpensesEdit

Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here here.
These expenses should be listed in the same format as the budget table in your approved submission so that anyone reading this report may be able to easily compare budgeted vs. actual expenses.
Note that variances in the project budget over 10% per expense category must be approved in advance by WMF Grants Program staff. For all other variances, please provide an explanation in the table below.


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Total amount budgeted (with currency)
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Total amount spent (with currency)
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Based on your spending, will you need to request any changes to your budget? If you do, please see the guidelines for requesting changes to your budget.
Answer YES or NO.
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ExpensesEdit

Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here here.
These expenses should be listed in the same format as the budget table in your approved submission so that anyone reading this report may be able to easily compare budgeted vs. actual expenses.
Note that variances in the project budget over 10% per expense category must be approved in advance by WMF Grants Program staff. For all other variances, please provide an explanation in the table below.
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Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
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Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission)
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Total amount spent on this project so far (this total should be the total calculated from the table above)
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Total amount of WMF grant funds spent on this project so far (this total will be the same as the total amount spent if the WMF grant is your only funding source)
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