Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund (HREMF)

Results of HREMF grant process survey

In order to make it easier for applicants to apply for HREMF funding and to refocus its support to organizations on project development, the HREMF piloted a Letter of Intent in October 2009 and May 2010.

An anonymous survey was sent to each HREMF grant applicant that participated in the pilot. Out of a total of 47 survey respondents, the majority indicated that they appreciated the Letter of Intent. This process has been adopted for grant applications. In addition, based on suggestions from the survey respondents, the following improvements to the Letter of Intent were implemented immediately:

  • A simplified budget template for the Letter of Intent that requires only basic revenues and costs is now available.
  • A rating sheet that informs applicants how the Letter of Intent is evaluated was made available.
  • A confirmation of receipt e-mail that includes a basic timeline for processing the grant is now forwarded to the applicant.

To learn more about the feedback provided by the stakeholders, read the Letter of Intent Process Evaluation Responses from October 2009 and May 2010.

The surveys are part of an ongoing effort to understand the needs of HREMF stakeholders and to improve the grant process. Additional surveys are currently being developed for stakeholders who received grants, implemented a project and completed an evaluation report. If you have a suggestion, idea or question about the grant process, please contact susan.coombes@gov.ab.ca.

Return back to the March 9, 2011 issue of AHRIS.

Created March 9, 2011

 


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