How the Assessment Scale works

On the basis of the information provided in each application for Creative Communities Scheme funding, the members of the assessment committee give a mark from 1 to 4 for each of the five assessment areas set out below.

The individual marks for each assessment area will provide a total score out of 20. These are then averaged and a ranked list is created listing the applications with the highest scores at the top.

The five assessment areas:

Area 1            The idea / Te kaupapa

What is it the applicant wants to do?

Give a mark based on your assessment of how strong and well-developed the idea behind the proposed project is.

4    The idea / kaupapa is extremely strong and well-developed.

3    The idea / kaupapa is generally strong and has merit.

2    The idea / kaupapa is under-developed.

1    The idea / kaupapa is not developed.

Area 2            The process/Te whakatutuki?

How will the applicant carry out the project, and where and when?

Give a mark based on your assessment of the process (creative and/or practical), planning and timeline put forward for the project in the application.

4    The process, planning and timeline are extremely well-conceived and convincing.

3    The process, planning and timeline are mostly well-conceived and credible.

2    Some aspects of the process, planning or timeline are well-conceived.

1    The process, planning and timeline are poorly conceived and not convincing, and/or key elements of the process, planning and timeline are incomplete.

Area 3            The people/Ngā tāngata?

Who is involved?

Give a mark based on your assessment of the relevant experience of the individual or group and their ability to deliver the project.

4    The ability and experience of the individual or group involved in the delivery of the project is exceptional.

3    The ability and experience of the individual or group involved in the delivery of the project is strong.

2    The ability and experience of the individual or group involved in the delivery of the project is below average or unproven.

1    The ability and experience of the individual or group involved in the delivery of the project is unknown or not credible.

Area 4            The criteria/Ngā paearu

How will the project deliver to the selected criterion?

Give a mark based on how well the proposed project will deliver to the selected criterion.

4    The project has the potential to deliver exceptional results under the selected criterion.

3    The project has the potential to deliver strong results under the selected criterion.

2    The project has the potential to deliver limited results under the selected criterion.

1    The project has the potential to deliver minimal or no results under the selected criterion.

Area 5            The budget/Ngā pūtea

How much will the project cost?

Give a mark based on your assessment of how strong the proposed project’s financial information is and how reliable its budget is.

4    The financial information, including the budget, is realistic, complete and accurate.

3    The financial information, including the budget, is mostly complete, realistic and accurate.

2    The financial information, including the budget, is incomplete and only partly realistic and accurate.

1    The financial information, including the budget, is unrealistic and/or incomplete and/or inaccurate.