Due-diligence and compliance
The Community Chest has a strong due-diligence process which is offered to other donors as a service. The due-diligence programme is to ensure that legally compliant and healthy civil society agencies provide the services to communities and donors.
It is essential that the grant making and due-diligence processes are transparent and empowering for the civil society organisations.
The following services forms part of the Due Diligence process
- Database Management
- Review, Assessment and Vetting
- Compliance Assistance
Is to provide financial and in-kind support to vetted agencies in their mission of service, and ensure efficient and transparent grant making processes are in place.
The grant making programme follows the following critical processes:
Quality assurance - Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment
To provide donors with monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment services. To investigate, research and document data on all funded projects and to ensure effective and efficient projects.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment system is used to strengthen the programmatic work of the community chest (Learning) and to ensure that the organisation is able to meet and report on donor requirements (accountability). Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessments will be encouraged as part of developing a culture of learning and regular learning sessions.
This will include:
- Assisting beneficiaries with their monitoring systems
- MEL system within Community Chest with strong data management
- Conducting evaluations and impact assessment
- Supporting learning events