References for the development of the policy statement and guidelines for Grants Administration in New South Wales

The development of this policy statement and guidelines has been informed through consultation with NSW grant giving agencies, local government and non-government organisations and national and international research.

New South Wales

Audit Office of NSW, Guide to Better Practice Administration of Grants, 1998
Auditor General's (NSW) Report, Performance Audit: Managing Grants, December 2002
Community Relations Commission, Funding Agreement 2003
Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Integrated Monitoring Framework, 2005
Department of Community Services, Funding Policy, August 2005
Department of Community Services, The Good Practice Guidelines for DoCS Funded Services, February 2006
Department of Education and Training, "Links to Learning" Community Grants Program Funding Agreement 2004
Department of Gaming and Racing, Casino Community Benefits Fund Funding and Performance Agreement 2004
Department of Gaming and Racing, Charitable Fundraising Fact Sheet: Financial Reporting
Department of Health, Area Health Service Funding and Performance Agreement (Template undated)
Department of Sport and Recreation, Terms and Conditions of Grant 2003-2004
Disability Council of NSW, Media Guidelines
Independent Commission Against Corruption, Practical Guide to Corruption Prevention
NSW Treasury, State Government Funding of Non-Government Organisations A Guide to Funding Procedures, November 1996
Premier's Department Strategic Management Brief New Requirements and Guidelines for program Evaluation 1991
Premier's Department, Guidelines for Engagement and Use of Consultants, Version 4, Circular 2004-17, July 2004
Sydney Catchment Authority, Conditions of Grant, May 2005.

Other Australian jurisdictions

Australian National Audit Office, Administration of Grants Better Practice Guide, May 2002
CPA Australia Public Sector Centre of Excellence, Grants in Australia Management and Accountability Made Easy for Not for Profits (draft), September 2005
Department for Human Services (Victoria), Monitoring Framework for the Health, Housing and Community Sectors, Guidelines for Departmental Staff, 2005
Department for Human Services (Victoria), Service Agreement Kit for Agencies, 2005
Department for Victorian Communities, Features of Good Projects, 2005
Queensland University of Technology, Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies and School of Accountancy, Chart of Accounts for Nonprofit Organisations, October 2005
Tasmania Department of Treasury and Finance, Best Practice Guide for the Administration of Grants, February 2005.
Parliament of Victoria, Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Report on Department of Human Services Service Agreements for Community, Health and Welfare Services, April 2002


Government of Canada, Working Together: A Government of Canada/Voluntary Sector Joint Initiative, Report of the Joint Tables, August 1999.
National Grants and Contributions Performance Tracking Directorate, Fourth Progress Report on the Six-Point Plan for Strengthening Administration of Grants and Contributions, April 2001

New Zealand

Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS), Information Sheet: Applying for COGS Funding
New Zealand Lottery Grants Board, General Information Sheet, July 2005
New Zealand Ministry of Social Policy, Knowledge Management Group, Evaluation of the Lead Funder Prototype Pilot, June 2001
New Zealand Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector, Good Funding Processes

United Kingdom

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, Financial and Performance Reporting Proforma Booklet
Department for Work and Pensions, Lead Funder Pilot Project, 2005
Government Office for the West Midlands, Combined Audit National Pilot, 2005
HM Treasury, Cross Cutting Review of 'The Role of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Service Delivery', September 2002
HM Treasury, Guidance to Funders: Improving Funding Relationships for Voluntary and Community Organisations, September 2003
Home Office, Funding and Procurement: Compact Code of Good Practice, March 2005
National Audit Office, Working with the Third Sector, June 2005
Secretary of State for the Home Office, Compact, getting it right together. Compact on relations between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector in England, November 1998
UK Government, Accounting Manual, 2005

United States of America

Henry Flood, Financial Reporting Obligations of Federal Grant Recipients, The Grantsmanship Center TGCI Magazine, Fall 2004
Mark Friedman, Fiscal Policy Studies Institute (FPSI) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. In 2004, the NSW Human Services CEOs' engaged Mr Friedman to provide an insight into a new way of determining performance and results. Further information about Mark Friedman's work is available here.
National Center for Charitable Statistics, Unified Chart of Accounts, Version 3.0
Office of Management and Budget, The Executive Office of the President of the United States, Grants Management Forms SF 269, 269A, 272, 272A
Office of Management and Budget, The Executive Office of the President of the United States, Circular No. A-133: Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, 2003
Office of Management and Budget, The Executive Office of the President of the United States, Data Collection Form for Reporting on Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations
The National Grants Partnership, Accelerating Grants Streamlining: Furthering the Recommendations of the GAO Grants Streamlining Report, July 2005
Uniform Guidelines Coalition, Technical Advisory Group, Uniform Data Elements and Definitions for Grants Budgeting and Financial Reporting, November 2004
United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to Congressional Committees, Grants Management: Additional Actions Needed to Streamline and Simplify Processes, April 2005
United States Government Chief Financial Officers Council, Grants Management Committee, Single Audit Basics and Where to Get Help, June 2005
United States Government Grants Streamlining Initiative, Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of Public Law 106-107, 2004