This matrix can be used to assess the level of partnership engagement for any project partner. Work down through the list in theleft hand column, then mark a 0 in the N column, depending on whether the partner would or would not contribute this. A Yesindicates a contribution of some kind, and will be reflected in the numbers of the next columns. Then score in the L/M/Hcolumns (low, medium, high) the level to which this partner might be able to contribute. The final score will indicate the level ofpartnership commitment which would be available to the partnership.
N L M HPartnership Contribution
0 1-3 4-6 7-9
Reasons for Partnership Agreement
offer interest and expertise to the project #2.
communicate about the project to third partiesand potential stakeholders#3.
contribute access to target groups as projectbeneficiaries
There may be issues of data protection, vulnerable peopleprotection and permissions to work with somebeneficiaries
participate in strategic decision making
There may be issues of permission (delegated powersfrom Trustees or other managers) to make decisions onbehalf of organisations
participate in decisions about projectimplementation and project activity delivery
There may be issues about permissions to makeimplementation decisions
deliver activity directly to beneficiaries
There may be issues about organisational and legalpermissions as well as professional qualifications toconduct activities
contribute resource to any of the projectactivities or project management (provide in-kind funding)
There may be issues of organisational permission todivert/allocate resource to a project ‘additional’ to anorganisation’s work
receive project dedicated money forparticipation at any level of the project(receive portions of project grant)
There may be issues of accountability structures, thecapacity to manage money, levels of money able to bereceived by organisations
spend time to contribute to decision makingor to deliver project activity#