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Grants and Funding

Compensation Grant Program

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) may accept or reject any application to the Disability Support Pension Compensation Grant Program (Program) in its absolute discretion.
  2. If the ASC decides to make a grant to the applicant (Grant) the Grant will be made subject to these terms and conditions, and the Program Guidelines (as updated from time to time).
  3. The ASC will make a single payment to the successful applicant (Applicant).
  4. The Applicant declares and warrants, at the date of agreeing to these terms and conditions, that they:
    1. fulfil the Eligibility Criteria (as set out in the Program Guidelines) for receipt of the Grant, and must promptly notify the ASC if Applicant becomes aware that he or she no longer fulfils the Eligibility Criteria;
    2. have not at any time been found to have breached any anti-doping rule or policy applicable to the Applicant, and has not engaged at any time in any conduct that constituted a breach of any anti-doping rule or policy applicable to the Applicant;
    3. since the commencement of the 2021-2022 financial year, have been eligible to represent Australia under the international rules of his or her sport;
    4. since the commencement of the 2021-2022 financial year, have maintained a high standard of personal behaviour expected of an athlete representing Australia; and
    5. have not, at any time since the commencement of the 2021-2022 financial year, done anything to bring the Applicant, the ASC, or the Applicant’s National Sporting Organisation into disrepute.
  5. Without limitation to any other rights of the ASC, if the ASC reasonably believes, at any time following the award of the Grant, that the Applicant:
    1. has provided false or misleading information in the application process; or
    2. has otherwise breached any of its obligations set out in these terms or conditions, then the ASC may by written notice, require the Applicant to repay to the ASC, at the ASC’s absolute discretion, all or part of the Grant. The amount notified must be repaid within 30 days of any such notice.
  6. Any personal information that is submitted via the application process is collected by the ASC for the purpose of considering applications, assessing eligibility, and otherwise administering the Program. The information collected may be disclosed to other government agencies, including Services Australia, for this purpose. With the Applicant’s consent, via the online application form, the ASC may also obtain information from Services Australia to enable the ASC to assess the Applicant’s eligibility for the Program.
  7. Details of successful Applicants (including their name, home state, sport, supporting organisation, the value of the Grant awarded, and a brief description of the purpose of the Grant) may be released by the ASC to the public and the media, and may be placed on the ASC website, including for promotional purposes.
  8. If the Applicant is under 18 years of age, he or she must also obtain agreement of their parent or guardian to these terms and conditions and the Program Guidelines.
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