Monitoring Impact

Groups that are awarded a grant are required to report on the impact of the project.  This is often called “monitoring & evaluation” and is really important for a number of reasons.  When you receive your ‘successful grant’ offer letter we will include the appropriate impact measurement form and the date that it should be returned.

This enables us to learn more about the impact and benefit of our grants on local communities which, helps us to improve our grant-making.  It also provides us with important feedback for our donors and funders on the outcomes that their support has delivered, in turn encouraging them to continue providing that support.

 Typical time frames for impact reporting

  • For ongoing revenue projects, within one month of the end of the period that we are funding (this is often a 12-month period).
  • For shorter-term projects (including capital grants and one-off events) usually within 6 months of the grant being made.
  • As part of the Impact Measurement, we may request updates on the project’s progress and from time to time will also be in touch to schedule a visit with you. We love to see projects in action and we always make sure visits are arranged at a convenient time for all parties involved.

Monitoring Forms

The monitoring form should have been sent to you around the time that the grant offer was made. Please ensure that you complete the correct form for your grant scheme or the form may be returned. Further copies can be downloaded below:

Once you have completed your form, please return it to or by post to Leeds Community Foundation, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2TE. If you have any queries, please email us or contact us on 0113 242 2426.