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Authors: Regina List
Published by: Centre for Social Investment of Heidelberg University
Published in: 2011
Length: 9 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

The trustee members of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust have to consider the request from the Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFI) for an additional year of funding. The Trust had been funding CFI since 1989, investing well over £500,000 over that time in its activities to promote passage of a Freedom of Information Act. When the Act was finally passed its implementation was to be delayed until 2005. Now the committee members ask themselves: Are we done? Have the objectives been met? Is there a case for staying with CFI to work on implementing the Act? The major themes students can consider from the perspective of a trustee or programme manager include: 1. At what are goals and objectives achieved? When is it time to exit a particular project? 2. Do foundations have any responsibility (financial, moral) to their grantees or the individuals within them? 3. Rigour of assessment: Do we apply different levels of rigour to different projects? 4. Foundation tools: Are grants the only tools we have at our disposal? What alternative tools exist that could be utilized under such circumstances?
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The trustee members of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust have to consider the request from the Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFI) for an additional year of funding. The Trust had been funding CFI since 1989, investing well over £500,000 over that time in its activities to promote passage of a Freedom of Information Act. When the Act was finally passed its implementation was to be delayed until 2005. Now the committee members ask themselves: Are we done? Have the objectives been met? Is there a case for staying with CFI to work on implementing the Act? The major themes students can consider from the perspective of a trustee or programme manager include: 1. At what are goals and objectives achieved? When is it time to exit a particular project? 2. Do foundations have any responsibility (financial, moral) to their grantees or the individuals within them? 3. Rigour of assessment: Do we apply different levels of rigour to different projects? 4. Foundation tools: Are grants the only tools we have at our disposal? What alternative tools exist that could be utilized under such circumstances?

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