All applications will be assessed for compliance and eligibility, and will undergo due diligence checks, including Financial Risk Assessments where required.
Eligible applications will be assessed and scored against the assessment criteria (see 6.1 Assessment Criteria) by an assessment panel of Departmental staff.
All supplementary attachments and information provided as part of the application will be taken into consideration during the assessment process.
In addition to being scored against the criteria (see 6.1 Assessment Criteria), applications will also be considered against the spread of projects to ensure fair and consistent coverage across communities and locations.
Applications that propose service delivery to the communities and locations previously highlighted (see 1.3 Priority Communities and Locations) are preferred, especially those that can reach across multiple communities and locations.
Recommendations will be determined based on assessment score, spread of projects across geographic locations, priority communities and funding available.
Applications will be recommended for approval by the Minister for Employment.
The Minister for Employment is responsible for the approval of grant funding.
Note: Not all applications will be successful. Meeting the assessment criteria does not guarantee you will receive funding.
6.1 Assessment criteria
|Program outcomes (see 1.2 Program outcomes)
|Quality of outreach
Organisational capacity and capability
(Organisational capacity to meet minimum reporting and collaboration standards should be demonstrated in your application – see 8.3 Program Monitoring and Evaluation for more information).
|Value for money
6.2 Applicant checks
Applicants are subject to due diligence assessments to enable the Department to assess financial and other non-financial risks associated with the application. Outcomes from such assessments may be considered in any decision to recommend or award a grant and in contracting with successful applicants.
The Department may, at any time, remove an applicant from the application and assessment process, if in the Department’s opinion, association with the applicant may bring the Department, a Minister or the State of Victoria into disrepute.