Grants connected policies

Grant Connected Policies outlines the administrative framework to ensure future Grants-Connected Policies (GCPs) and Procurement-Connected Policies (PCPs) are applied effectively at a whole-of-government level.

GCPs are whole-of-government policies which entity staff must take into account before awarding a grant and/or which may impose requirements on grant applicants or recipients in order to receive a grant. Such requirements would be additional to the usual grant application or program guidelines, terms and conditions.


The key principles for Grants Connected Policies are that they:

  • do not form part of the CGRGs, but are standalone policies that are recognised in grants administration and are the responsibility of the entity that owns the policy;
  • should minimise any administrative burden and associated compliance costs for Commonwealth entities, grant applicants, recipients and beneficiaries;
  • should not unduly increase risks for the Commonwealth and/or grant applicants, recipients and beneficiaries; and
  • should not stifle competition, innovation or financial viability for grant applicants, recipients and beneficiaries.

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RMG – 415 Commonwealth Grants and Procurement Connected Policies

Grant Connected Policies

An Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plan may be required where a grant is $20 million or more and use of relevant money may involve the acquisition of goods or services that can be purchased internationally.Officials are required to consult with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) to confirm if an AIP plan is likely to be needed for a particular grant (see

Policy/Guidance Policy Description Policy Department Contact
Australian Industry Participation Plans for Government Grants

The Australian Industry Participation (AIP) National Framework applies to major Commonwealth Government grants ($20 million and more).

Successful grantees for certain Commonwealth grants maybe required to prepare and implement an AIP Plan.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Australian Industry Participation Policy Team

02 6213 6404

The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (the Scheme) Grant Connected Policy (GCP) came into effect on 1 January 2021.

The Redress GCP makes non-government institutions (NGI) named in applications to the Scheme or in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) that do not join the Scheme ineligible for future Australian Government grant funding.   

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is the responsible entity for questions and advice regarding this policy (see

Policy/Guidance Policy Description Policy Department Contact
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Grant Connected Policy

The Redress GCP applies to all non-corporate Commonwealth entities when undertaking grants administration.

The ‘Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme’ page on the Scheme’s website: provides the list of NGIs that are subject to this policy and ineligible to be considered for Commonwealth grants due to not joining the Scheme.

The list will be updated on a regular basis to remain current and will be the reliable source of information for officers administering grant opportunities.

Where an NGI is listed on the Scheme’s website as not having joined the Scheme, and received Australian Government grant funding prior to 1 January 2021, the existing agreement will not be affected; however the listed NGI will no longer be eligible for future grant opportunities.

A standard eligibility criterion has been developed for use in grant opportunities to support the Redress GCP.

Department of Social Services

Redress Group



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