Grant acquittal guidelines
Grants administered through the GSDC must be acquitted in accordance with the Grant Agreement. Acquittals for grants valued at more than $20,000 (ex GST) must include an audit conducted by a suitably qualified person. The document also outlines procedures for the acquittal of grants up to and including $20,000.
To minimise the time taken to process an acquittal, grant recipients are invited to read and follow the GSDC's Guideline - Acquittal and Audit Requirements for Grants, which includes an example of a best practice standard of Audit Report. It is recommended that grant recipients provide a copy of the guidelines to the auditor and request that the auditor prepare the audit statements in line with this best practice standard.
There is a range of regional funding programs for business, industry and community organisations. Major programs are listed below with links to relevant web sites.
Department of Local Government grants directory: A wide range of grants available to communities and local governments are listed in the Department of Local Government grants directory. The listings include State Government, selected Commonwealth Government agencies and a number of private sector organisations. Users can search by keywords, category and provider.
Small Business Development Corporation: The Small Business Development Corporation is a Western Australian State Government agency focused on the development of the small business sector and is committed to championing the cause of small business. The agency develops programs and services to meet the needs of small business development.
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal: The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has been established as a partnership between philanthropy, governments and business to stimulate rural and regional renewal in Australia. Funding is available for projects that meet FRRR guidelines and have real potential to achieve significant results for people within rural and regional Australia.
Lotterywest: Thanks to the profits derived from the sale of games such as Lotto and Scratch'n'Win, Lotterywest is able to support a wide variety of not-for-profit, community-based proposals that enhance the lives of Western Australians right across the State.