Responsibilities of successful applicants

Funding recipients are responsible for the following:

  • All administrative costs and arrangements associated with their activities, including visa and travel arrangements, visa charges, airport taxes, ground transport, travel and health insurance and accommodation.
  • Making arrangements regarding any taxation liabilities, which may arise from the award of funding. Payment will only be made after receipt of the signed Funding Acceptance form, and a Tax Invoice (with GST included in the case of GST-registered funding recipients).
  • Funding recipients who do not have an ABN are required to provide the Secretariat with a completed ATO Statement by a Supplier form .
  • A condition of funding is that the applicant will provide a report on the project and an adequate financial acquittal within 30 days of the completion of the activities for which the funding is provided. Failure to do so will prevent the applicant from being given further funding and may lead to grant recovery action.
  • Council grants must normally be taken up in the financial year for which they are granted. If a grant cannot be taken up within the specified period, it will be withdrawn in order to give other applicants an opportunity to carry out a project. Any likely delay should therefore be reported in good time to the Council, to allow it to consider the circumstances and take any appropriate action.
  • Applicants should read the conditions contained in the Funding Agreement carefully before submitting an Expression of Interest and/or Application. The Australia-China Council reserves the right to withdraw funding if a grant recipient fails to comply with the Council’s Funding Agreement.
Last Updated: 1 November 2012