The Financial Management Program has a strong partnership approach with:
- the community sector to support vulnerable Australians at risk of or experiencing financial stress
- other Commonwealth agencies to coordinate support and provide a holistic response
- state and territory governments.
The partnership approach builds on and expands the existing relationships between grant recipients and government so we can reduce red tape, increase service flexibility and better meet the needs of vulnerable Australians at risk of or experiencing financial stress.
Financial Management Program Guidelines provide more information for grant recipients.
Grant recipients can also seek additional information from their State and Territory grant agreement managers.
Financial Management Program Guidelines
Both current FMP grant recipients and organisations interested in providing the FMP services are required to familiarise themselves with the Financial Management Program Guidelines.
The guidelines provide the basis for the business relationship between the Department of Social Services and the grant recipient. They should be read in conjunction with any operational guidelines and the grant agreement.
The Financial Management Program Guidelines provides an overview of the Program and the Activities relating to the program including:
- the purpose of the Program
- the responsibilities and accountabilities of grant recipients
- guiding principles and values
- governance arrangements
- service delivery/performance expectations.
Grant recipients are required to provide performance reports/client data reports and financial statements/reports in accordance with their grant agreements. This information contributes to the overall monitoring and evaluation of the FMP.
Further information for applicants, including information on the selection criteria, performance management and reporting, application, assessment, eligibility, selection and complaints processes will be available on the current funding page.