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Appeals Process

Grants Appeals Process

An appeals process will be available for unsuccessful grant applicants. There will be no right of appeal in relation to the level of funding granted however appeals can be made on the basis of:

  • That the stated process has not been followed.

  • That the application has been rejected on the basis of eligibility criteria which had been applied incorrectly.

  • That the scoring against the criteria for the programme has not been undertaken correctly.

Appeals can be undertaken in two stages if required.

Stage 1

An appeal must be lodged in writing within 10 working days of the date of receipt of a rejection letter.

In the first instance the appeal should be submitted to the Grants Unit who will take responsibility for allocating this to the relevant senior officer. In all cases the appeal will be reviewed by the senior officer and a determination reached within one week of receipt of the appeal. If the appeal is upheld the project will be reassessed and an appropriate letter of offer issued. If the appeal is not successful the applicant will be informed and given the right to take the appeal to Stage 2 if required.

Stage 2

If the applicant is still not satisfied he or she can request a review by the Chief Executive who will review the process and application and present their recommendation.


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