Grants Management in Wales

The Auditor General published his report Grants Management in Wales 2011 in November 2011. In his report, the Auditor General commented that grants administration costs are relatively high and that many grants are poorly managed, with funders and recipients failing to learn from past mistakes. However, he also found clear evidence of a desire by some funders to improve.


The Public Accounts Committee undertook an inquiry into the issues raised by his report.


The Committee published an interim report on Grants Management in Wales in August 2012 and a final report in June 2013.


The Committee has scrutinised the Welsh Government’s Annual Grant Management Report in a series of evidence sessions between March 2014 and February 2016. Those sessions drew on the content of the Welsh Government’s annual reports on grants management for 2013, 2014 and 2015 which were published as part of its response to the recommendations from the Committee’s work.


The Committee recommended in its Legacy Report that the successor Committee continues to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s progress in improving grants management, drawing on the Welsh Government’s annual reporting and reflecting on any new evidence on grants management arising from the Auditor General’s work or other concerns that are brought to the Committee’s attention.



Business type: Committee Inquiry

Status: Complete

First published: 11/04/2013