GrantConnect is the Commonwealth's whole-of-government grant information system. It is a centralised web-based facility for publication of grants information on Forecast Opportunities (upcoming grants), Grant Opportunities (current grants, open for application) and grants awarded. GrantConnect provides a free, simple and effective service for all potential grant applicants to find and access grant opportunities and related grant documentation. Anyone can sign up to receive notification of all new Commonwealth grant opportunities, relevant to their interests, as they are published.
GrantConnect is the authoritative source of information in relation to all Grant Opportunities and Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
All non-corporate Commonwealth entities must publish on GrantConnect to meet the requirements under the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs). Accountable authorities and officials must use GrantConnect to publish:
- all Grant Opportunities
- all Grant Opportunity Guidelines (other than for 'One-off or ad hoc' grants)
- any alterations and addenda to Grant Opportunities and Grant Opportunity Guidelines; and
- information on each grant awarded within 21 calendar days of the grant agreement taking effect.
RMG 421 provides guidance to non-corporate Commonwealth entities on grants publishing and reporting requirements for grants using GrantConnect