Government Functional Standard GovS 015: Grants

The Grants Functional Standard promotes efficiency and effectiveness in grant making across all government departments and arm’s length bodies.


Government Functional Standard GovS015: Grants v2.0

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Guidance for General Grants

4: Business Case Development

5: Competition for Funding

6: Grant Agreements

7: Risk, Controls and Assurance

8: Performance and Monitoring

10: Training


The purpose of this government functional standard is to set expectations for the management of grants, and to promote efficient and effective grant making to ensure funding is used as intended and provides value for money through high quality delivery.

For further information and support, please contact the Government Grants Management Function (GGMF) at:

Published 2 December 2016
Last updated 211 April 20222024 + show all updates
  1. Replaced all documents with the latest versions. Added HTML versions of all documents

  2. Updated document 7: Risk, Controls and Assurance - added paragraph 23 to provide further information on security risks. Language around Fraud Risk Assessments has been strengthened to reflect the Grants Functional Standard.

  3. Updated document '3: Complex Grants Advice Panel (CGAP)'. Grants which fall under Carbon Net Zero, Levelling Up, Strengthening the Union, Innovation, and Jobs and Skills must be referred to the Complex Grants Advice Panel.

  4. Updated guidance Functional Standards

  5. Updated HTML doc

  6. Updated all documents attached.