Submission: Inquiry into Grants Management
11 December 2022
ACTCOSS’ Submission into the Inquiry into Grants Management, was informed by members, with key concerns related to the short term, ad hoc nature of many grants which limit sustainable activities. These short term, smaller grants also require significant administrative effort for funding amounts that are not proportionate to the application effort particularly for smaller, mainly volunteer run organisations (see Recommendations 9 and 10). Funding often does not cover the full costs of activities/services or programs and have inflexible criteria which do not allow organisations to respond to community need in a timely manner (see Recommendation 11).