Grants Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers


Grants are financial assistance arrangements paid to non-state government organisations to assist them to carry out their established purpose and may contain conditions relating to the organisation’s conduct or activities. This Policy supports Health Service Providers to apply the principles of probity and accountability when issuing grants, by outlining minimum process and documentation requirements


Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Major Amendment 1 March 2017 Clearer process treatment for competitive grants and grant variations.
Minor Amendment 5 October 2017 Treatment of approval for grant initiation and variations has been amended to align more closely with contract variations, and streamline administrative requirements.
Major Amendment 2 January 2019 References to ‘Authorisations Schedule’ replaced with ‘Instrument of Authorisation’.
Major Amendment 9 August 2019
  • References to grants being classified as a gift have been deleted.
  • Where thresholds are defined, boundary values are now aligned with requirements for the higher threshold. 
  • References to OCPO positions for the purpose of providing authorisations have been updated. Addition of the Integrity Statement. 
  • Policy no longer applies to Department of Health employees. Further minor amendments made to improve clarity and consistency throughout policy. 
  • Supporting information amended to acknowledge availability of a range of guides and templates, instead of specific documents.

Date of effect: 05 October 2017

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