Word printable version of Frequently Asked Questions for the six flexible Fund grant rounds (Word 15 KB)
How do I know if my application has been successful?On 1 May 2012, letters were sent to all applicants on the outcomes of the assessment process. That correspondence indicated whether you were invited to enter into contract negotiations with the Department, or whether your application was unsuccessful in this instance.
I have been advised that my application has been shortlisted for contract negotiations, what happens next?Correspondence to shortlisted applicants sets out the next steps for the funding agreement negotiations.
Funding agreement negotiations will cover matters such as project deliverables, timing and budget, which will form the basis of the Schedule to the funding agreement. Amendments to the terms and conditions of the funding agreement will only be permitted if requested in the funding application.
Funding may commence to successful applicants from 2011-12 through to 2014-15. The first payment of funding to the majority of successful Applicants commenced in July 2012.
I have received a letter advising that my application has been shortlisted for contract negotiations. Does that mean that I will automatically receive the funding I requested?Funding is contingent on successful negotiation and execution of a funding agreement with the Department. In the negotiations, the Department may seek to negotiate a different amount of funding to that requested in your application.
This may occur for a variety of reasons. For example, you may be offered a different amount of funding than you requested or if you sought funding for something that was ineligible under the Fund (e.g. under some Funds, the purchase of vehicles, or capital costs are ineligible for funding); and/ or for activities funded under another funding source; and/ or where the scope of the project activity will form part of the contract negotiations.
Any variations between the amount of funding that you sought and the amount that you are offered will be explained as part of the funding agreement negotiation process.