Community Grants Hub
The Community Grants Hub (the Hub) administers community-based grants on behalf of Australian Government departments, agencies and organisations. With over 1100 staff and contractors across Australia, the Hub plays a critical role in designing, selecting, establishing and managing grants across the Australian Government.
The Hub supports nearly 33,000 community grants worth approximately $9.4 billion in grant recipient payments. This is expected to increase as more agencies and grant programs transition into the Hub.
What is the Community Grants Hub?
The Community Grants Hub delivers end-to-end grant administration services to Australian Government client agencies. Client agencies retain their responsibility for grant policy and the development of funding programs, while the Hub manages funding agreements and processes payments.
The Hub, managed by the Department of Social Services, has responsibility for coordinating and supporting client agencies by administering community grants to support their policy outcomes.
Who are the client agencies of the Community Grants Hub?
The Community Grants Hub provides grant administration services to these Australian Government agencies:
- Department of Social Services
- National Disability Insurance Agency
- Department of Veterans' Affairs
- Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
- Attorney-General's Department
- Department of Education and Training
- Department of Health
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Department of Home Affairs
- Department of the Environment and Energy
What are the services offered by the Community Grants Hub?
The Hub offers end-to-end grants administration services throughout the following phases:
1. Design: Planning and defining the details of a program and how it will be implemented to achieve intended outcomes.
2. Select: Advertising the grant round and selecting the grant recipients.
3. Establish: Creating, populating, varying, negotiating and executing grant agreements or contracts.
4. Manage: Funding or contract management activities with a strong focus on monitoring service and provider performance.
5. Evaluate: Determining the efficiency or effectiveness of the grant outcomes and grant administration.See more