Good practice in action: Online reporting
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This page features examples of good online reporting systems used by the Department of Internal Affairs Grants Online service.
When it comes to reports, it is good practice to:
- make reporting processes simple without compromising clarity about the purpose of the funding
- use online systems to make reporting formats consistent
- make reporting requirements proportional to the size and purpose of the funding
Department of Internal Affairs online reports
The scans below provide real-life examples of online grant reporting forms provided by the Department of Internal Affairs. They are used by the Community Organisations Grants Scheme (COGS) and Lottery Grants Board so grant recipients can provide their details and reports online.
The report templates are straightforward and require a minimum of information, yet remain clear about what the grant has been used for - incorporating a signed declaration form as part of the accountability loop. The examples show how a standard format can be flexible enough to generate a variety of reporting for a range of funding amounts.
Completing the forms online enables grant recipients to edit and save their forms. This helps to produce better reports. The online application and reporting system is accessed through the Department of Internal Affairs Grants Online website.