The following criteria and considerations are applied in the assessment of grant applications.
Application meets eligibility criteria and is not an excluded activity
Applications from ineligible organisations or excluded activities will not be considered.
Application form is complete and submitted on time
Applications that are not submitted online through the Multicultural NSW approved SmartyGrants portal before the closing date with all aspects of the application form completed (including all required supporting documentation, financial statements, insurances etc) will not be considered.
Application is appropriate to the Stronger Together Grants Program
Successful applications will clearly and convincingly demonstrate how funded project will support the grant criteria.
Application demonstrates capacity to successfully deliver the Project
Successful applications will clearly demonstrate the organisation’s capacity to deliver the project before 31 December 2023 and within budget.
Applications should clearly identify resources that will be committed to ensure the Project is a success. A work plan and risk mitigation strategy should be included with all applications.
Application presents good value for money
Successful applications will clearly demonstrate value for money with a well-considered, proportionate, clearly itemised budget.
Stronger Together Grants will be awarded for Projects from a diverse range of community organisations, for a diverse range of activities and approaches, and in diverse localities across New South Wales.
Applications are assessed in comparison to all other applications and in comparison to similar applications in terms of locality, cultural focus, and type of activity or approach.
Eligible organisations can submit more than one application, for different Projects, within the same funding round. However, the same organisation can only be awarded a single grant within the same funding round.
Available funding pool
Multicultural NSW always receives more funding applications than the available total amount of funding for Projects. Therefore, successful applications will be of a high standard based on the criteria and considerations outlined above. The limited funding pool and competitive assessment process also means that sometimes even strong applications will be unsuccessful.