Policy Hero Challenge of ours was not given funding by Youth in Action yesterday, and then the e-mail converstaions have started about where to go next with it etc.
So I thought: this is actually quite interesting to read, and also fits perfectly the FormStorm group and the main idea. Thought transparency is for kids and kittens, this funding discussion is a good piece of content.
And Funding Applications Recycling Bin: lets collect a bunch of failed forms. With commects about what they failed, comments about funds and projects.
Of course there is always intellectual property concerns. Links to filled in forms which failed to receive funding can be made accessible on request. And whoever shared a form at the first place can deny or grant access without explaining why.
The Funding Applications Recycling Bin is good for several reasons:
Obvious: learn from mistakes.
Upcycle: fix mistakes and weaknesses and go for the next funding application.
Psychological: also is an important one. Are rejected funding forms is something to be ashamed of and put of other funding opportunities?