Checking on progress

It's important to keep checking your progress and reviewing how successful your efforts have been. Things often don’t work out the way you think they will at the beginning – you may need to make changes!

To check progress, you need a clear idea of what you expect to happen.  A simple list of dates and tasks that you have agreed works well – an action plan. When agreeing the action plan, include what needs doing, who will be doing it, and by when:

DateTaskWhoBy whenDone
17 January Complete budget Sam 28 February  
17 January Contact Big Lottery Fund for latest forms and advice Fazella 31 January  

It can be helpful to present your action plan as a diagram such as a Gantt chart:

Week12345678910
                     
Planning meeting                    
Consultation                    
Bid writing                    
Big Lottery bid in                    
Tudor Trust bid in                    

This is useful when trying to explain the plan to other people, for example committee members or funders!


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