How your application is assessed

Your application is assessed by the community benefit committee. The committee is made up of representatives appointed by the Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing and includes:

  • members of government departments
  • independent community representatives.

The committee considers all funding applications and makes recommendations to the Minister. 

Small community grants assessment criteria

Small community grant applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • the purpose of the grant
  • appropriateness of the project in relation to the activities of your organisation
  • consistency with identifiable community need and current funding priorities
  • level of prior assistance to your organisation and satisfactory completion of previous grants
  • the number of individual applications received from your organisation for the current funding round
  • the amount of funding sought in relation to total project cost
  • the adequacy of your total funding capacity to successfully complete the project
  • the adequacy of information provided in your application
  • community support and commitment for your application and
  • the capacity of your organisation to successfully complete the project.

The needs of regional and remote areas are also taken into account.

Major community grants assessment criteria

Major community grant applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • a strong community development focus
  •  the capacity of the organisation to deliver the project
  • evidence of sound financial management
  • clear plan and proposed outcomes
  • evidence of community support and involvement
  • accurately costed and viable budget including support from other sources.

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Last updated: 20 June 2018