Nepal Earthquake Recovery Apeal Strategic Overview(2).pdf

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Organisations will be assessed for suitability for collaboration on three main criteria:

Ability to get resources required to areas of need
The impact and demand for their activities based on their track record and the needs assessment
Strength of an organisation based on the due diligence done by AM and by third party referees
Willingness to collaborate with others, particularly local community leaders and members
Assessment of sustainability of the organisation, ie. financial health check of organisation and
assessment of structure, ie. Board, demonstrably impartial, ie. a track record of non-caste bias and
non sectarian preferences throughout working processes.

All grants will be made directly to grassroots organisations and NGO’s that fit the above criteria. They will be
responsible for monitoring their activities and providing an audit of finances.
Independent film and documentary maker, Camille Summers-Valli (CSV), who spent 15 years of her life
growing up in Nepal and is the daughter of eminent filmmaker and photographer Eric Valli, has travelled
out to Nepal with AM and will be producing short films of the NGO organisations as part of the strategy to
build a platform to profile impressive organisations, who do not have the resources or capacity to do this
themselves. Grant recipient organisations will be encouraged to establish a network amongst themselves
to share knowledge and best practice, to minimise duplication of work and to maximise efficiency of efforts.
Costs of the trip to Nepal to make the initial needs assessment and to identify grant recipients, including all
the filming is borne by individuals involved: AM and CS-V. The only cost in the process is a 4% fee charged by
Everyclick for donations made through this platform, which is significantly cheaper than Justgiving and other
Once signed up for support, organisations will be required to provide basic, clear information on intended
beneficiaries, progress of activities and results achieved. Organisations will be supported to do this effectively
and efficiently by being provided monitoring tools, which simply outline the information required, but that
can be adapted by organisations if necessary. The most effective way of monitoring the activities and impact
of these grassroots organisations is to build relationships with them, by which they feel at ease to inform you
of changing priorities and needs so funding is also utilised to have greatest impact on persons and areas with
the greatest needs.
It is NERA’s aim to be a 100% transparent about the project outcomes and share these online through The
Bulldog Trust website. At the end of August 2015 a first quarterly report will be published on the progress
of NERA 2015 and in the meantime regular updates will be made using social media platforms, such as
Facebook and Twitter @QuakeNepal.
Longer terms aims will be assessed once more information has been gathered, however it is intended that
having built the secure route through which funding can be offered, donors will be able to post funds directly
to organisations in Nepal should they so wish.