After the closing date, Trust Administration staff will check whether your application is eligible and sufficiently complete for assessment purposes. All ineligible or incomplete applications will be rejected and notified accordingly by Trust Administration. Trust Administration staff may also contact you or your nominated referees for further information about your application.
The Trust establishes a Technical Committee for each grants program. The Trust's Technical Committees are made up of people with knowledge and experience relevant to each grant program and include at least one representative of community groups and at least one representative of industry. Committee members agree to undertake their duties within the principals of ethical conduct - integrity, objectivity and independence. They are also required to keep all matters concerning applications confidential and to declare any potential conflict of interest. Technical Committee members for each program are listed in the Environmental Trust Annual Report.
The Technical Committee will assess the merit of your proposal by using assessment criteria specific to each grants program and will then make recommendations to the Trust. The Trust, having considered the Technical Committee's recommendations, determines which applicants will receive grants.