Standard funding agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing ABN 83 605 426 759 and [Insert participant's name and ABN]

This Agreement is made between the Commonwealth of Australia ('the Commonwealth'), as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing ('the Department') ABN 83 605 426 759 and [insert name and registered address of participant] ABN [insert number] [insert description of legal entity – see commentary for assistance] ('the Participant').

Recitals
The Parties agree as follows
Schedule
Funding agreement signatories

Recitals:

  1. The Commonwealth has developed the [insert name of program] Program.

  2. The objectives and outcomes of the Program are to [insert details of objectives and outcomes of program].

  3. The Participant has fully informed itself of all aspects of the work required to be performed for the purposes of the Project and has submitted a proposal entitled [insert title of participant's proposal] dated [insert date of proposal].

  4. The Participant is committed to helping to achieve the objectives and outcomes of the Program through the conduct of the Project.

  5. The Commonwealth has agreed to fund the Participant to perform the Project in support of the Program on the following terms and conditions.Top of page

The Parties agree as follows:

  1. Interpretation
  2. Agreement period
  3. Funding for the project
  4. Other contributions
  5. Taxes, duties and government charges
  6. Conduct of the project
  7. Subcontracting
  8. Specified personnel and participant personnel
  9. Responsibility of participant
  10. Management of funds and bank account
  11. Records and reports
  12. Liaison
  13. Access to premises and materials
  14. Project material and intellectual property
  15. Acknowledgment and publications
  16. Assets
  17. Negation of employment, partnership and agency
  18. Suspension and termination
  19. Repayment of funds
  20. Indemnity
  21. Insurance
  22. Confidentiality
  23. Access to documents
  24. Protection of personal information
  25. Conflict of Interest
  26. Compliance with law and policies
  27. Dispute resolution
  28. Participant warranties and undertakings
  29. Notices Top of page

Schedule

[Note to users - please see commentary for assistance in completing the relevant Items. Do not add Items or additional Schedules without first seeking specific advice from Legal Services Branch. Please delete this note once you have completed the Schedule.]
  1. Project, aim of the project and subcontractors

  2. Budget

  3. Project period

    Project Period [See example wording in Commentary]
  4. Reports

    Progress Reports [See example wording in Commentary]
    Timetable for provision of Progress Reports:
    Additional information to be provided with Progress Reports (if any):

    Final Report [See example wording in Commentary]
    Timetable for provision of Final Report:
    Additional information to be provided with Final Report (if any):

    End of Financial Year Report(s) [See example wording in Commentary]
    Timetable for provision of End of Financial Year Report(s), if required:
    Additional information to be provided with End of Financial Year Report(s) (if any):
  5. Funds and invoice requirements

    [See example wording in Commentary]
  6. Project material and existing material

    [See example wording in Commentary]
    Project Material
    Number of copies of publications to be provided to the Commonwealth
    Existing MaterialTop of page
  7. Liaison officers

    Commonwealth's liaison officer

    The Commonwealth's liaison officer is the person holding, occupying or performing the duties of [insert name of position]. This position is currently occupied by [insert name of person] available at the following address:
    [insert street address, postal address and fax number]
    and available on the following telephone number and email address:
    [insert telephone and email].

    Participant's liaison officer

    The Participant's liaison officer is [insert name of person] available at the following address:
    [insert street address, postal address and fax number]
    and available on the following telephone number and email address:
    [insert telephone and email].
  8. Acknowledgement

  9. Assets

  10. Insurance

    [See example in Commentary]
  11. Compliance with laws and policies

    [See example in Commentary]
  12. Guidelines and standards

    Guidelines for the Program
    Standards for performance of the Project
  13. Specified personnel

    [See example in Commentary]Top of page

Funding agreement signatories

This funding agreement is signed as an agreement.

Signed for and on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia acting through the Department of Health and Ageing ABN 83 605 426 759 on: [insert date]
by: [insert printed name of signatory, position of signatory and signature]
in the presence of: [insert printed name of witness and signature of witness]

Signed by [You will need to insert the appropriate signature block according to the type of legal entity – see Commentary. This signature block is only appropriate when the Participant is a company incorporated under the Corporations Act.]
[insert name of participant] (ABN [insert ABN]) on
[insert date]
by: [insert printed name of director and signature of director]
and: [insert printed name of director/secretary and signature of director/secretary]
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