This audit would examine the efficiency and effectiveness of centralised government grants hubs, including the Business Grants Hub (within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), the Community Grants Hub (within the Department of Social Services) and GrantConnect, the Australian Government’s whole-of-government grant information system.

Grants hubs are intended to reduce red tape for grant applicants and recipients and result in administrative efficiencies for government. This audit would assess whether grants hubs deliver efficiency savings and provide sufficient transparency and assurance about grant processes and outcomes.