Torfaen County Borough Council
Torfaen County Borough Council has developed a grants protocol, providing officers with a framework for the administration and control of their grant-aided schemes.
Torfaen County Borough Council has developed a grants protocol, providing officers with a framework for the administration and control of their grant-aided schemes. It is a working protocol with a number of processes to ensure the smooth running of grants and the grant certification process by the Wales Audit Office.
Benefits/positive outcomes that have resulted from it
The central focus point of the initiative is the role of Grants Co-ordinator, who acts as a central contact point between the authority's officers and the Wales Audit Office auditors. The role represents good practice as the officer is responsible for co-ordinating the effort between the authority and the Wales Audit Office in respect of the certification of grant claims.
It helps to ensure that the certification process runs more smoothly, deadlines are met and queries are resolved in a more timely fashion.
Underpinning critical success factors
The overall initiative has a number of elements to it that contribute to its overall success, making it a good example of good practice. These are outlined below: