Thank you for agreeing to participate in this research which aims to understand the extent to which
grantee organizations are able to cover all their costs (‘cost coverage’), particularly administration
costs, associated with activities funded by restricted donors. This questionnaire has two parts:
1. Part A: Basic information about your organization
2. Part B: information about your organization’s cost coverage approach and experience
Your answers will be used with those of other participating organizations to inform our research into
the experiences of Non-Governmental Organizations in cost coverage. We will use this to make
recommendations to donors.
Please refer to the research system portal ‘About’ page for a reminder of the research aims and
We will acknowledge your organization as a participant in the research in the final report, unless you
prefer us not to. We will keep all information we gather as part of the research (whether through this
questionnaire, the financial data collection template, document review or interviews) confidential. The
information from your organization will be collated with that of the other participating organizations
and presented in such a way that it cannot be attributed to a specific organization. If we wish to use
any of the information you provide as a case example, we will seek your organization’s approval
beforehand, and you retain the right to say no.
Nothing written or said by an individual will be attributed to them by name. The research will not refer
to job titles unless these are so generic that it would not be possible to identify the individual.
Please answer all questions. It should take two hours to complete the survey, but depending on your
role in relation to cost coverage, you may need to collect information from others in the organization.
You can save responses and come back and complete other answers at a later point. Once you submit
your survey however, you will no longer be able to review or change it.
If you need any assistance in completing the survey, for example, discussing appropriate answers to a
question, or clarifying a question, please contact Kelly Russell on email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your answers are invaluable to this work.
Part A: The organization