Frequently asked questions - RADS
How will I know if my application was successful?
Both successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified in writing and successful projects are listed on the website when available. Every effort is made for announcements to be made around the end of the financial year.
The website lists my project as being successful for funding, what do I do?
Successful applicants receive a letter offering a grant and detailing the next steps to take. If you have not received the letter, please contact the Aviation Team.
I have missed the deadline to send my application. Can I still apply for funding?
Please contact the Aviation Policy team on (08) 6551 6192 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your circumstances.
I have obtained funding from another organisation. Can this be my financial contribution to the project?
It is generally expected that the applicant will fund 50 per cent of the eligible estimated total cost. Should you secure funds from another State or Commonwealth agency you are required to notify the DoT as soon as possible. If third party funding is successfully sourced, the total amount of your RADS grant may be reduced.
My organisation does not have sufficient funds to financially contribute to the project. Can I still apply for funding?
RADS funding for more than 50% of the eligible estimated total cost is generally only approved when the organisation can demonstrate lack of available funds for the project. Strong justification as to why more than 50% funds are required must be included in your application.
My project will take over 24 months to complete. Can I apply for RADS funding?
Yes. Whilst most projects should be completed within 24 months, some larger projects will necessitate more time. In such cases, please submit an application only for project works that can be completed within the current RADS funding round.
I have finished my project. How do I claim my grant?
Information on how to claim your grant is available in the ‘Welcome to RADS' brochure (refer to Funding allocation page). This brochure contains templates to assist grantees with the administrative requirements associated with their RADS grants.
My project was completed before the agreed date. Can I claim my grant now?
Yes. Refer to the 'Welcome to RADS' brochure under Managing your grant.
The project scope that was approved needs to change. Can I still claim my grant?
If your project scope requires amendment, you must advise the Aviation Team immediately to seek approval to amend your RADS funding agreement.
My organisation has provided some in-kind work. Can I claim overheads and mark-ups?
No. For a full list of items not eligible for funding please refer to the RADS guidelines brochure.
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