Evaluation Support Scotland have just published Principles for Positive Partnership; guidance on relationships between Scottish Government grant makers and third sector grantholders. They were developed by a facilitated working group that brought together expert representatives from Scottish Government and voluntary sector organisations. Sally Dyson, SCVO’s Head of Digital and Programmes, was part of the working group.
The document provides practical guidance to help Scottish Government grantholders and grant managers achieve positive funding relationships, and if problems arise, how to tackle them. Although focused on Scottish Government grants, the principles laid out in the document are transferable to many funding relationships.
So, what are the key elements for successful relationships? Evaluation Support Scotland has identified the Three P’s:
Things to keep in mind:
Whether you have a Scottish Government grant or funding from another source, do have a read of the full guidance and use it to guide your funding relationships.