How we operate
Applications for grant funding from Signatur Foundation Sweden can be made at any time of the year. If an application is taken forward beyond the initial screening it will typically take three to six months to work through the process. Our project staff work closely with any prospective partner from the moment an application is taken forward, through the project design and grant approval process. The board of Signatur meets two or three times a year to award grants to the applicants whose project proposals best match Signatur’s grant making criteria.
We believe that sustainable impact can only be achieved through long term engagement and commitment by all parties involved. Therefore, we prioritise long term relationships where the work we support can have durable impact beyond the discrete project implementation. We are an engaged donor who hopes to promote best practices among our partner organisations for everyone’s benefit.
We believe transparent reporting and accountability are a necessary foundation for maintaining confidence in the work we all do. In addition to reviewing regular reporting from our partners, our project staff frequently conduct monitoring visits at project locations and, as appropriate, participate in the project implementation.