Northern Territory Government

Assessment

Assessment of all applications is on the basis of the information supplied in the application and the accompanying support material.  

Each application is assessed on its merits, as well as relative to other applications if it has been submitted as part of a funding round or special initiative.

Grant decisions are not subject to appeal.

Who assesses and approves applications?

Applications are considered by relevant industry experts, generally members of the Screen Territory Advisory Panel, and approved by the Director, Screen Territory or the Minister for Arts and Museums, depending on the type of program and size of the grant.

The Screen Territory Advisory Panel is appointed by the Minister, and provides for industry involvement and specialist advice in decision-making in relation to Northern Territory Government screen grants, to ensure a transparent and accountable process for the allocation of grant funding. 
Find out more about the Screen Territory Advisory Panel.

Screen Territory’s Conflict of Interest Policy applies both to industry specialists engaged as consultants, whether on a project basis or longer term, and to all Screen Territory staff involved in assessment or decision-making.

There assessment process works as follows:

  1. Receipt
  2. Assessments
  3. Recommendation and decision
  4. Notification 

1. Receipt

Applications are received by Screen Territory via Grant-Tracker

2. Assessment

For grants up to and including $5,000, and special industry development initiatives  For grants over $5,000 or round-based programs
 Applications are assessed by at least one external industry specialist, who may be a member of the Screen Territory Advisory Panel.  Applications are assessed by the Screen Territory Advisory Panel


Assessors receive applications, confirm whether each application is eligible, and assess eligible applications against the published assessment criteria, completing notes and scores for each, based on the ratings scale below.

3. Recommendation and decision

For grants up to and including $5,000, and special industry development initiatives For grants over $5,000 or round-based

The assessor makes recommendations for decision by the Director, Screen Territory.

The Screen Territory Advisory Panel meets, discusses applications and provides recommendations for funding. Screen Territory acts as Secretariat.

Recommendations are forwarded to the Minister for Arts and Museums for decision.

Whether an application is recommended for funding, and the amount of funding to be provided, are determined based on the total ratings score for all criteria as well as other factors such as competitiveness of a funding round and availability of funds.

4. Notification

For grants up to and including $5,000, and special industry development initiatives For grants over $5,000 or round-based programs
Screen Territory notifies all applicants of the outcome of their application

The Minister’s office advises Screen Territory of approvals and sends out letters to successful applicants.

Screen Territory notifies unsuccessful applicants.

Screen Territory follows up all successful applicants with a contract (grant agreement) for signature. Funding approvals are listed on the Screen Territory website.

Ratings

Eligible applications are rated against the assessment criteria for the particular program, with each criterion graded against the following scale:

0 to 10 Grading Justification
9 to 10 Superior The assessment criterion is met to a very high standard and claims are fully substantiated. Relevant and concrete evidence or examples are provided.
7 to 8 Good The assessment criterion is met to a high standard. Claims are well substantiated.
5 to 6  Acceptable  The assessment criterion is met to a consistent and acceptable standard with no major shortcomings. Claims are adequately substantiated.
3 to 4 Marginal The assessment criterion is not fully met. Some claims are unsubstantiated and some strategies appear inadequate.
1 to 2 Poor The assessment criterion is inadequately addressed. Most claims are unsubstantiated and a number of strategies appear unworkable.
0 Non-compliant The assessment criterion is not met. Proposals are unworkable.

Feedback

Applicants can obtain verbal feedback about their application by contacting Screen Territory.

Publication

Details of all grants are published on the Grant Recipients page on the Screen Territory website, and in the Department of Arts and Museums Annual Report for the relevant financial year.

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Last updated: 08 Jul 2016