7.1. Contracting arrangementsSuccessful applicants will be required to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth, represented by the Department of Health and Ageing. The funding agreement outlines the obligations of both parties under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander component of the Supporting Communities to Reduce the Risk of Suicide initiative. A copy of the standard funding agreement is at Attachment A and the deed for multi project funding.
The Schedule attached to the funding agreement will provide a detailed description of the project based on the application. The department will work with successful applicants with the anticipated aim of having funding agreements signed within 3 weeks of the approval.
Applicants should note that if they are successful, some details of their project (including project outline, name and the amount of funding awarded) will be posted on the department's website as part of the department's legislative reporting arrangements.
7.2. Payment arrangementsPayments will be made on receipt and approval of agreed deliverables.
Before any payment can be made, funding recipients will be required to provide:
- a tax invoice for the amount of the payment
- evidence of meeting the obligations stipulated in the funding agreement (including progress reports, income and expenditure statements relating to the project etc).
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7.3. Reporting requirementsClause 11 of the Standard Funding Agreement at Attachment A or the Deed for Multi Project Funding outlines the Departments requirements and expectations relating to reporting.
Applicants should be aware that the Department will require funding recipients to provide progress reports on the agreed milestones at regular intervals, with a Final Report due at the end of the funding period. The timing of reports will be negotiated as part of the funding agreement.
Successful applicants will also be required to submit audited end of financial year statements for each financial year or part year funding received from the Department. Further details regarding the content of these reports can be found in Clause 11.5 at Attachment A.
7.4. MonitoringThe funding recipient will be required to actively manage the delivery of the project. The Department will monitor progress against the funding agreement through assessment of progress reports and by conducting site visits as necessary.
7.5. EvaluationAn evaluation by the Department will determine how the funding contributed to the objectives of the program. Funding recipients will be required to provide information to assist in this evaluation for a period of time, as stipulated in the funding agreement, after funding has been provided.
7.6. AcknowledgementThe Participant must acknowledge the financial and other support it has received from the Commonwealth.
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