The committee makes 18 recommendations, including:
- The Welsh Government publishes an annual grants report setting out how individual grants are reviewed
- Timescales for the introduction of a central grant management IT system are drawn up
- The development of a mechanism for increasing monitoring arrangements
The Welsh Government's handing of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) was 'symptomatic of grants management shortcomings,' according to a report from the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee.
The committee concluded that there is often "a lack of communication or co-ordination" between those responsible for Welsh Government grants, which meant that there was not always effective monitoring and safeguards in place.
Bitter words continue to be traded between the Welsh Government and the opposition parties as a result of the fallout of last week's critical report into ministers' supervision of the failed charity AWEMA.
There was strong criticism of the Welsh Government in the chamber this afternoon when opposition parties forced an urgent question but surprisingly the Conservative, Plaid Cymru and Liberal Democrat leaders didn't raise it in First Minister's Questions.
A government source has seized on this, saying:
Police have confirmed they are investigating the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association after allegations of dishonesty. It comes after a Welsh Government report found significant and fundamental failures by the charity. AWEMA is currently winding down after sacking its Chief Executive.