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Welcome to the 2021 Changing Places Funding Round Application Page.
IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Welcome to the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.
You are required to commence your applications by completing the questions on this page before progressing further in our application. Please ensure you save as you go.
Click here to view the Changing Places Funding Round Guidelines.
For queries about the program guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please contact the Community Building team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your submission number.
If you need any help using the SmartyGrants platform, please see the SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
You are able to contact SmartyGrants technical support on (03) 9320 6888 should you require assistance re: logging in, resetting passwords, validation errors in forms etc.
Applications for the 2021 Changing Places Funding Round close at 5pm on Friday, 5th November 2021.
NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM
On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.
You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.
SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION
If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.
You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.
Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.
Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.
When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.
If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.
Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.
ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS
You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.
You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.
COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM
A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.
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1 The Changing Places facility must be completed within 18 months of receiving formal funding approval.
2 Recipients must reach agreement with the Department of Families Fairness and Housing on the location and design layout of the Changing Places facility prior to the commencement of the works.
3 Recipients of Changing Places funding must build a Changing Places facility according to:
* designs set out in the Changing Places Design Specification 2020
* any local/state planning permit/s issued for the works
* the Building Act 1993 and regulations, the National Construction Code and all other applicable Australian standards.
4 Recipients must ensure the Changing Places facility is accredited and listed on the Changing Places website and the National Public Toilet Map.
5 Recipients are responsible for engaging a Changing Places Assessor and must advise the department when the appointment has occurred.
6 Recipients must advise the department when each of the three stages of accreditation has been achieved:
* Stage 1 Schematic Design Review
* Stage 2 Construction Documentation Review
* Stage 3 As Built Final Review.
7 Recipients must provide a copy of the Statement of Compliance (issued by the Changing Places Assessor) when the project is completed.
8 The venue owner must provide signage on the outside of the facility about who users can contact for cleaning/maintenance if required.
9 The venue owner must provide signage on the outside of the facility on how to obtain or borrow an MLAK key from a nearby location (e.g. from a reception desk or at a nearby shop).
10 Changing Places built at beach side locations, aquatic recreation locations or within swimming complexes must include a shower.
11 The Changing Places facility must be open to and accessible by the general public during normal venue operating hours.
12 The Changing Places facility must be maintained in safe working condition, kept in good repair and be available for use for a minimum period of five years from the completion.
13 The Changing Places facility must be kept in a clean, sanitary and hygienic condition with regular removal of waste for a minimum period of five years.
14 Recipients must, upon written request, provide the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing with access to the Changing Places facility to inspect the Changing Places facility.