How funds are allocated
The processing and awarding of grants is quite a complex procedure that involves a number of steps.
The administrative work is undertaken by the Central Applications Office, the decisions on awarding or declining grants are made by the Distributing Agencies for the various sectors, and the contractual arrangements are managed by the Legal Division.
The process is set out in the diagram and notes presented below:
Notes to diagram
- The Registry receives all applications made. Incomplete, late, faxed or emailed applications are returned to the applicant.
- Complete applications submitted within the deadline are then captured on the management system and assessed.
Adjudication of applications
- The adjudication of each application by the relevant Distributing Agency then takes place.
- Applications that are granted funding are sent to the Legal Division for preparation of a grant agreement.
- Where applications are declined funding, this information is sent to the applicant together with reasons for the decision. Every unsuccessful applicant has the right to appeal against the decision of the Distributing Agency. (See Appeals process below)
- The Legal Division translates the decision of the Distributing Agency into a Grant Agreement that is sent to the successful applicant.
- The applicant signs the Grant Agreement and returns it to the Legal Division. The funding arrangement is now operational.