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Guidelines for evaluation

We evaluate proposals against the following criteria:

Consultation - Does the project arise from meaningful consultation with project beneficiaries? Will the proposal attract broad community support?

  1. Empowerment/strengthening local capacity - Does the project empower organisations and communities to sustain themselves?
  2. Leveraging and catalysing support - How far does Shell's support attract or open access to other resources?
  3. Partnership - Does the project bring public, private, non-governmental and community organisations together?
  4. Strategic Development - Is the project part of a strategic development plan and does it have longer-term and wider regional impact, beyond the direct outputs that result from Shell's support?
  5. Project delivery - Does the project partner have a proven track record? If not, what additional support is required to build their capacity and encourage sustainability?
  6. Alignment with business activities - Does the project align with Shell's businesses and activities? Does it promote the principles of sustainable development?
  7. Evaluation of benefit - How will you evaluate the outcomes and longer term impacts of the project for the beneficiaries?
  8. Obtaining recognition - Who will recognise this project as responding to issues of concern to them?
  9. Avoiding dependency - Does the proposal create dependency on Shell for funding? What is the proportion of the requested funding compared to the overall project costs?
  10. Shell people and other resources - What are the opportunities for the involvement of Shell people's skills and resources?
  11. Leadership - How will this project demonstrate that Shell is providing leadership in addressing social and environmental issues?

Shell's social investment program does not support or provide funding for:

  • Political parties
  • Religious organisations
  • International aid appeals
  • General appeals
  • Appeals from individuals, direct or for fund-raising purposes
  • Buildings, equipment or administrative funding
  • Fund-raising appeals or projects eg charity dinners, auctions
  • Fetes
  • Social activities eg industry golf days
  • Membership of community organisations
  • Overseas travel
  • Sports teams, car rally events or petrol donations
  • Commercial promotion, eg sports or television sponsorship
  • Business-related conference or exhibition sponsorship