How Long Is A Piece of Red Tape? The Paperwork Reporting Cost of Government Grants, CPNS Working Paper No. 39
A common anecdotal complaint of third sector organisation managers concerns the amount of paperwork associated with the submission, reporting and acquittal of government grants. This study quantifies the time and cost of paperwork using an intense research methodology compared to the orthodox compliance questionnaire. A number of Queensland third sector grant recipients kept logs to record government generated paperwork over a 12 month period. The grant recipients also provided through a series of interviews, data about grant submission and reporting processes. The nature and quantity of paperwork identified and its compliance cost is reported. This article concludes with proposed directions for the reduction of government grant paperwork costs.
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Additional Information:||The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Brisbane: QUT.|
|Keywords:||compliance costs, government grants, nonprofit organisations, accountability|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > Research Centres > Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 QUT|
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 23:35|
Repository Staff Only: item control page