What is changing with this guide?
The 2022 Review of Grants Administration in NSW made a number of recommendations to improve how the NSW Government delivers grants. The Guide aims to harmonise grants administration processes across government and ensure that the key principles of transparency, accountability and probity are embedded in the way NSW Government grants are delivered.
Grants are a key mechanism for achieving government objectives by supporting individuals and organisations to deliver outcomes for the NSW community.
Led by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) in partnership with the NSW Productivity Commissioner, Peter Achterstraat AM, the Review of Grants Administration in NSW (the Review) was tasked with delivering an updated Good Practice Guide to Grants Administration (the draft Guide) and any recommendations to the Premier, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP. In addition to producing an updated Guide, the objective of the Review was to ensure that NSW Government grants:
- deliver value for public money in achieving their stated purpose or purposes
- are robust in their planning and design
- adopt key principles of transparency, accountability, and probity
- deliver a high-quality customer experience.
The Review made 19 recommendations in total to bring grants administration into line with best practice, many of which are implemented by the issuing of the Grants Administration Guide. The Guide provides clear, user-friendly guidance and embeds an accountable and transparent approach to grants administration in NSW, with a focus on probity and value for money.
The Grants Administration Guide (PDF 3.15MB) (the Guide) has been issued in response to recommendations of the Review of Grants Administration in NSW.