END OF PROJECT
REPORTING & REFLECTION
As you are coming to the end of delivering your project, this course will equip you to be able to complete your end of project report for The National Lottery; and to report back successfully to your wider stakeholders, including funders, staff, volunteers, leadership team and anyone else with an interest in your project.
As you work through our training videos please use this pdf as a supportive guide to help you gather all the information you need to complete your report and plan for your next year ahead, or next project.
Once your project is complete, it is valuable to have some time of reflection. In this pdf, you will find questions to help your reflect with your team, who should attend the meetings, and what we hope your reflective process can achieve.
An example of a completed report for your reference.
Please download this National Lottery Bid we have filled in as an example. We're going to look at taking information from your original bid and what information you will need to populate this form, with numbers, outcomes, and any further information that you've gathered.
A blank report template for you to complete and file. When The National Lottery contact you please use the form they supply and then transfer the data from this template onto the form they send you.
We hope this example End of project report will give you information on how to write a strong end of project report for any other funders aside from the National Lottery.
There is a Code of Fundraising Practice which sets out legal requirements which charities, community groups etc must follow. This states you must meet any specified reporting requirements. Funders may have specific requirements which you will need to adhere to. For example The National Lottery states:
'Providing a project report form also forms part of the terms and conditions of your grant. As such, we are unlikely to fund further applications from your organisation if the requested information is not received by the deadline. We could also require your organisation to refund the grant, which may affect the payment of any other grants you have from us.'
- The National Lottery