Commonwealth Grants Rules and Principles 2024

Important changes to the Commonwealth Grants Framework will come into effect from 1 October 2024.

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

The CGRPs will apply to new grant opportunities and to grant rounds that are in progress on 1 October 2024.

The CGRPs build on the requirements and principles of the CGRGs. They include new obligations for ministers, accountable authorities, officials and third parties involved in grants administration. The CGRPs also include two new key principles for grants administration and clarify some key definitions.

These changes have been made to reflect the need to continue improving integrity, accountability and transparency in grants administration to achieve government policy outcomes and ensure equitable access of grants to, and for, the benefit of the Australian public.

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A number of fact sheets on the changes are available that explain the changes in more detail:

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs will be updated on a regular basis and will provide additional information.

For more information on the changes or if you have any questions, please email

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