New Commonwealth Grant Guidelines

New Commonwealth Grant Guidelines, which began on 1 June, have come into effect. The guidelines establish the requirements and key principles that apply to all Commonwealth grants, whether one-off, low value grants or long-term, high-value activities. The guidelines provide some flexibility for Ministers and agencies to development grants administration processes, in consultation with stakeholders that are best suited and proportional to the specific granting activities. The guidelines can be downloaded at http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/fmg-series/docs/FMG-3-Commonwealth-Grant-Guidelines-June-2013.pdf.