Some funders require that you submit a progress or interim report at a time they specify, typically six months. If a project started slowly, that doesn’t mean you can delay or skip the interim report. Send it in on time, explaining any delays with the program.
Usually, the narrative portion of an interim report is in letter form. Prepare these reports with great care. Anything stated in the progress report forms the basis for the final report. For example, don’t get yourself in trouble by overstating the progress that’s been made in the interim report.
If the grant was to make possible 1,200 free meals and after six months you’ve only served 300, you should explain why. Perhaps the program’s start was delayed or the health ...