Open Government Partnership – Australia
3.3 - Government information access - Grants
The Department of Finance is building GrantConnect, a central whole-of-government system that will forecast and publish grant opportunities, automatically notify public users of grant opportunities of interest, and publish information on grants awarded.
GrantConnect went live on 6 February 2017 for Phase 1 functionality, the central discovery and notification of Commonwealth grant opportunities, and access to grant guidelines.
The publishing mandate for Phase 1 took effect on 30 April 2017. All non-Corporate Commonwealth entities must now publish grant opportunities and grant opportunity guidelines on GrantConnect.
To date entities have used GrantConnect to advertise grant opportunities and as well as forecast future grant opportunities. Potential grant recipients and interested parties have registered as GrantConnect Registered Users in order to receive notifications of relevant grant opportunities, which has in turn improved the discoverability and accessibility of grant opportunities.
Department of Finance
Government: All non-Corporate Commonwealth entities that undertake grants administration.
Non-Government: All potential grant recipients (e.g. business, not-for-profits, individuals).
Steps to implementation
Finance to implement Phase One of the GrantConnect platform to enable public users to:
(Late 2016 - Late 2017)