16 April 2021 - NW819
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
(1).What are the terms of the NAC Grant Management Policy if an applicant still has an active project and/or file; (2). whether the applicants have received the final funding; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. According to NAC policy and procedures, applicants with active files are not eligible to be funded. They are declined at assessment stage on the basis of having active files or expired files. However, if a narrative report has been sent with financial reports, and compliance documents such as a valid tax clearance certificate, evidence of work done, the new application will be considered according to its own merit. In the event of expiry, three -year cool off period is observed before any application is considered.
2. Applicants only receive the final pay out of funding once they have provided satisfactory reports (narrative and financial reports depending on amounts granted) with valid tax compliance status as per the signed funding agreement. Where applicants have failed to comply with reporting processes, then their projects are expired based on failure to comply within specified time periods. There are five organizations funded under AOSF 2019–2021 that were expired immediately; due to falsification of information, attached as Annexure 4.