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Why are outcomes important?

We encourage people requesting grants or looking to work in partnership with us to be thinking about the outcomes and community benefits that will happen as a result of the activities, projects or services you are planning to provide. The shift to an outcomes approach enables you, your community, hapū, iwi or your organisation to focus on:

  • achieving your own outcomes
  • working with others to achieve common community outcomes
  • being responsive to the communities you serve.

How do outcomes affect a grant request?

When a grant request is considered for funding, the decision-makers will take into account:

  • who will benefit
  • what outcomes you expect to achieve as a result of what you are planning to do
  • how you will know what you’ve achieved or what difference you’ve made
    • by the numbers, e.g. who will participate or benefit?
    • by the stories, e.g. what feedback will you collect or stories will you be able to share?

They also consider the purposes, outcomes and benefits they are hoping to achieve through the grant investments they make.