The More Accessible Government initiative and GrantsLINK – a community grants information web site Kathryn Maxwell A/g Director – More Accessible Government Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services. More Accessible Government. What is the Problem?
GrantsLINK – a community grants information web siteKathryn MaxwellA/g Director – More Accessible GovernmentCommonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services
What is the Problem?
A clear message from communities is that there are difficulties and complexities in accessing government programs and resources, particularly for regional Australia.
What is the Commonwealth Government doing to address this issue?
Taking a whole of government approach and establishing a working group on More Accessible Government. This working group involves 16 Federal Government agencies working together.
What has been achieved so far?
The More Accessible Government work, being driven by the Department of Transport and Regional Services, has already made some significant gains in addressing these issues.
The Commonwealth Government has implemented a number of substantial programmes to assist our regional communities. People have had difficulty in keeping abreast of the broad range of opportunities to access funding.
The website, www.grantslink.gov.au has been established to address this problem.
By: The Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon John Anderson (MP)
Grant information from across the Commonwealth in one website...
GrantsLINK is also available through
a freecall service, 1800 026 222...
How did we do it?
Key features of the site:
What did we learn by building GrantsLINK?
Where to now?
More Accessible Government
The Working Group will continue to look at ways of making the Commonwealth Government more accessible. For example, it is currently working on standardising the funding arrangements and reporting requirements for Commonwealth grants.
A/g Director – More Accessible Government
Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services
Telephone: (02) 6274 6160