Managed and Mentored Grants

ARA works closely with new and emerging communities to build their capacity to self manage in relation to funding sources (e.g. grants). Sometimes funding bodies require an auspice organisation to manager or mentor grants submitted by smaller organisations, such as new and emerging communities.

In a managed grant ARA is responsible for:

  • The recruiting, selecting, employment and development of staff from the new and emerging community
  • The formulation and implementation of the program
  • Contract compliance
  • Acquittal of grant funding including annual external audit

ARA works closely with the Management Committee of the new and emerging community to ensure the program is meeting the settlement needs of the community.

A mentored grant is the natural evolution from a managed grant. In a mentored grant, ARA becomes the junior partner providing professional mentorship. The new and emerging community is responsible for contract compliance and acquittal of the funding.

ARA provides support through

  • Working closely with Management Committees to formulate and implement policies and procedures
  • Providing financial support and assistance with grant acquittals through a Bureau Service
  • Providing professional mentorship for key staff employed by the small and emerging community

Often the community in consultation with ARA will submit a tender to the funding body for multiple year funding that will enable them to move from a managed grant to a mentored grant and finally to independence.