7. Notification of outcomes

We will advise you of the outcome of your grant application via email.

We will endeavour to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within a month of receiving a final completed application. Feedback on unsuccessful applications may be able to be provided on request.

We will send successful applicants a letter of offer advising them that their application is successful, and upon acceptance, a grant agreement. Applicants will have 10 business days from the date of the letter of offer to accept the offer in writing and 10 business days from the date of acceptance to execute (sign) the grant agreement with the Department. The offer may be withdrawn if the grant agreement is not executed within the timeframe given above.

An offer of funding is not binding on the Department unless and until both the Department and the applicant execute the grant agreement.

The Minister for Employment makes the final decision, based on recommendations from the assessment panel.

All decisions made by the Department, or the Minister for Employment are final. This includes decisions made in relation to any aspect of the funding application and assessment process to:

  • offer or award a grant under this program, or
  • withdraw the offer or cancel the grant funding agreement.

The Department reserves the right to negotiate with shortlisted applicants on the level of funding.