Changes to the Commonwealth Grants Framework

Commonwealth Grants Rules and Principles 2024

The Commonwealth Grants Rules and Principles 2024 (CGRPs) will replace the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines 2017 from 1 October 2024. 

The new CGRPs include changes to strengthen integrity, accountability and transparency in grants administration. 

The key changes include: 

  • new obligations for officials when briefing ministers who are approvers of grants
  • additional reporting requirements when ministers are approvers of grants, including additional requirements for reporting on GrantConnect 
  • clearer criteria for the use of one-off ad hoc grants 
  • clearer expectations that third parties involved in grants processes, including parliamentarians, must comply with the CGRPs and
  • two new key principles reflecting the importance of merit-based processes, and consistency with grant guidelines and established grant administration practices.  

For more information on the changes go to Commonwealth Grants Rules and Principles 2024 page.

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