Grants Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to WA health system entities.

Integrity Statement
WA health system entities must conduct procurement activities to the highest standards of integrity, probity and accountability. 

In complying with this Policy, WA health system entities must ensure that: 

  • all decisions regarding procurement are made by an appropriately authorised officer, and are transparent and capable of review
  • all conflicts of interest are identified, declared and managed in the public interest
  • the principles of consistency, impartiality and confidentiality are upheld
  • adequate records are maintained to provide for scrutiny and review of decisions.

WA health system entities must comply with all requirements related to the use of the mandatory Conflicts of Interest Policy, and the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy, including requirements to use the mandatory systems to register, declare and seek approval for any conflicts of interest that arise or gifts received.

Please refer to the Integrity Policy Framework for further details.

Description:

Grants are financial assistance arrangements paid to non-State Government entities to assist them to carry out activities that drive outcomes aligned with the WA health system’s strategic intent. 

This Policy supports WA health system entities to apply the principles of probity and accountability when issuing Grants, by outlining minimum process and documentation requirements. This Policy applies to:
(a) Grants within the scope of Community Services (‘Community Services Grants’); and 
(b) Grants outside the scope of Community Services (‘Commercial Grants’). 

For community services related funding processes, the following process and documentation requirements should be read in conjunction with the Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy which is mandated across the WA Government through Premier’s Circular 2019/02. 

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Procurement Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(d) of the Health Services Act 2016

This Policy is also a mandatory requirement for the Department of Health pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

Date of effect: 01 July 2016

Policy Framework

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