Why is the project an essential priority – and why is your particular approach likely to have a positive impact?
What are we looking for?
We want to understand why the proposed project is needed and what issue(s) it will address:
- What are the issues you are trying to address?
- Why are these issues important – and how do you know this?
- Why is this identified need a priority area for investment in terms of the target group of participants and/or your organisation?
This principle is assessed in the following questions:
- 3a: Why is the issue addressed by your project a key priority? Please explain how you have identified this priority.
- 3b: How have young people been involved in the development of this project?
- 3c: Please outline how your project fits, or aligns, with the strategic priorities of your organisation and/or external stakeholders.
How can this be demonstrated?
- Clear description of the issues to be addressed, with explanation as to why they are important within the context of your project.
- References to supporting research, data, and policy/strategy documents, e.g. Social Mobility Commission State of the Nation Reports, MID 2019, school’s teaching and learning strategy etc.
- Evidence of stakeholder and service user engagement/consultation.
Why is this principle important?
“The Ormiston Trust has only a finite amount of resources and receive many applications for funding. Our starting point in determining which applications to fund is reviewing your evidence about why a project is an essential priority” James Murray, CEO, Ormiston Trust