APPLY FOR FUNDING
OUR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The project must offer a measurable net benefit for individuals and the community. Applicants must demonstrate that action is necessary to fulfill a need and that they will adhere to the objectives and principles of the Grace Dart Foundation. The strategic approach must be proven and appropriate for senior citizens.
A well thought-out and effective project generally includes the following aspects:
- A specific problem
- Clear objectives
- A brief description of the environment you will be working in
- Concrete solutions appropriate to the context
- Qualified workers
- A plan for integration with environmental and social components
- A detailed, realistic work plan and budget
A winning approach must develop a sense of community and bring together partners able to support the project over the long term. The following are considered to be assets when it comes to consensus:
- Ability to spread the project’s results and impact to the entire host community
- Participation from volunteers
- Strategic relationships with similar organizations or organizations providing services to similar clients
- A lack of conflict with other existing or planned projects or activities
The organizations most likely to build successful projects have clear and concise missions and objectives. They are deeply rooted in the community. Their managers and staff are skilled and energetic, and their volunteers are dedicated. They have the ability to learn and draw lessons from their past achievements, which are often worth mentioning in the application.
A project must generate measurable positive impact on both the living environment and the community. Ideally, it will offer structure for the wellbeing of the elderly. There must therefore be a well-defined way to evaluate the project’s implementation and its expected results. Proper communication must be in place to report results and make them accessible.
A good project generally has lasting effects and must therefore guarantee sustainability by providing equipment and physical infrastructure, and reusing and upgrading educational and awareness-raising tools. If the project involves permanent changes to a living environment, efforts should be made to predict the long-term impacts of the desired changes. In order to assess wether the intended means have achieved the objectives, indicators of success or measurable or social indicators need to be defined.
The project timeline must be realistic and appropriate for its scope and objectives. Because the Foundation operates on an annual cycle, it usually takes about twelve months to establish the projects it funds.
However, the project may be part of a broader schedule, since many organizations operate on a long-term timeline. If this is the case, it should be mentioned in the funding application in the project description section.
To help give the Foundation a complete picture, please clearly specify which phases of the project it will be funding, and provide a timeline by briefly describing previous phases already completed and future phases anticipated.
By July 31st of each year at the latest.
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Our areas of action
BASIC NEEDS • LONELINESS AND ISOLATION • SOCIALIZATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT • COGNITIVE DISORDERS • LIVING ENVIRONMENT