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Who administers the COGS scheme?

The Department of Internal Affairs administers COGS and supports its elected voluntary governing body, the National COGS Committee.

Who reviews or assesses our COGS grant requests?

A COGS grant request is first reviewed by the Department of Internal Affairs to check you have completed the request form and provided a budget that shows the period of time (dates) the budget covers. This includes checking the information on your organisation profile is also up-to-date.

If your request meets these requirements and is complete, a local COGS committee member then assesses your request and may contact you if they have any questions about what you want support for, or what benefits or outcomes you are hoping to achieve. This is why you are asked to provide the name and details for a local contact person who can talk about your grant request.

When a COGS committee meets, the committee members’ assessments help inform the discussion and decision-making on your grant request.