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Work with consultant to improve EQT policies #12
From Comic Relief:
We want to have effective and up to date finantial management and governance. As a secondary goals we also want to be able to demonstrate to funders and auditors that:
Metaphors asside - we've been marked down by some funders recently on our govenance - Children in Need, Arts Council denied us funding on that basis and Comic Relief presumably don't give this money to people with all their ducks in a row. So it would be extremely good to know what these funders are ideally looking for when they do their due dilligence. That's NOT to say we intend to completely capitulate, but if we know what they want they we can highlight the relevent parts.
What we want the consultant to do.
As a bonus 'getting started' deliverable, we'd like the consultant to give us a model answer to a couple of questions we've had to funders - as discussed above, we can either work to make everything in the model answer true, or we can use is as a starting point.
We expect four sections in the report. The first two are should/musts for our organisation and they should make up the main proportion of the work. Items 3 and 4 are much smaller. We recognise that all sections are somewhat subjective, particularly 3 and 4 and we would be happy to see the consultant 'get into character' for 3 and 4.
How are we going to do this?
created this issue from a note
in Public Tasks
(A named person needs this, but there isn't a deadline)
Jul 2, 2018
We've picked a consultant and we're going with them. They've asked for the following.
We do NOT have one of these.
We do NOT have one of these.
Some useful links:
There's a set in preperation, all other management accounts are in the 'Accounts' section of http://equalitytime.co.uk/about-equality-time/
I might need clarification on this one.
eQuality Time hasn't been audited.
We do not have one.
All minutes are in the 'Minutes' section of http://equalitytime.co.uk/about-equality-time/
Phone call with Rob,
List of Topics
Aggreed to start with a 'model answer search' along the lines of 'couple of hours reading up, couple of hours writing' for either (or both) of the managument sections of the arts council or Children in need funding streams.
Trustees are availible to interview. JR to send email address.
We now have the report from Rob. It's here:
It's a little bruising, but it's also correct (and if your feedback isn't bruising...). We'll be working on it in various forms over the next couple of months.
Reviewing document - we've ticked some actions off. The new document is here:
Next Action points are:
Next actions: send to trustees and make this post a seperate issue.