Amendments to the General Terms and Conditions Governing Grants of ZonMw

As from 1 April 2022, the General Terms and Conditions Governing Grants of ZonMw will be amended with regard to the final accountability reporting by the grant recipient.

The biggest change is that from now on, for projects with a grant of €125,000 or more, an audit declaration will be required as a final accountability report. This amendment brings the ZonMw grant conditions into line with the 'Aanwijzingen voor subsidieverstrekking', a set of grant award regulations applying to central government and many independent public bodies. The amended grant conditions can be find here.

We are aware that this amendment will entail additional effort and costs for those involved in projects. However, ZonMw works with public funds and this requires careful accounting procedures. We will continue to make every effort to keep our accountability reporting as manageable as possible.

Applies to new awards

The amendment applies to all grants awarded after 1 April 2022. The final accountability report for grants awarded before 1 April 2022 may be submitted under the rules in the ZonMw grant conditions as adopted in 2013. Auditor’s fees may be claimed as eligible costs up to a specified maximum amount.

Administrative burden in line with grant amount

The starting point for this amendment was to bring the administrative burden for the recipient in line with the grant amount received. The lower the grant amount, the fewer or simpler the conditions, and the more efficient the final accountability reporting.

Any questions?

For any questions, please contact Abdalla Adoly on telephone number +31 70 349 5129 or send an control [at] (e-mail.)