Posted applications must be printed clearly. Applications sent via email or via facsimile will not be accepted. All questions in the application form must be answered. Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 7 September 2012. Late applications will not be accepted.
For posted applications, application forms are to be returned to:
2013 NSW Seniors Week Grants program
PO Box 1864
North Sydney NSW 2059
Download the 2013 NSW Seniors Week Grant application form (PDF) or call the Seniors Information Service on 13 12 44.
For further information please contact the Project Manager on (02) 8270 2237.
There is strong competition for funding under the grants program. The selection process determines the degree to which the project meets the selection criteria.
1. Initial assessment
All applications will initially be examined to ensure that all questions have been completed and the application meets all the selection criteria.
2. Advice from the assessment panel
Following initial assessment, eligible applications are considered by an assessment panel. The assessment panel:
- reviews eligible applications;
- recommends to ADHC which applications should receive funding; and
- determines what the level of funding should be.
The assessment panel is made up of ADHC representatives, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as well as members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee of Ageing (MACA).
3. ADHC makes recommendations to the Minister for Ageing
After considering the advice of the assessment panel, ADHC makes recommendations about funding to the NSW Minister for Ageing.
4. Final decision
The Minister considers the recommendations and approves which applications will receive funding. This decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All applicants will be notified of the final decision in writing in December 2012.
6. Cancelled events
If your project is cancelled the grant money must be returned to ADHC. Please contact the Project Manager on (02) 8270 2237.
Payment of grants
All successful grant recipients will be paid in January 2013 by EFT into the bank account specified by the organisation on the application form.
The GST has an impact on the payment of grants. The GST applies to all transactions that are defined as a ‘taxable supply’. Grants supplied by ADHC are regarded by the ATO as a taxable supply.
If your organisation is subject to GST, a GST component of 10 per cent will be added to any grant payment.
The ATO requires that:
- all businesses with an annual turnover of $75,000 or more must be registered for GST and will need an ABN to do so. Businesses with less than $75,000 turnover are not required to register, but they may do so if they wish; and
- all not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of $150,000 or more must be registered for GST. Organisations with an annual turnover of less than $150,000 may register for GST, if they wish, but are not required to do so.
Taxation of grants
If your organisation does not have an ABN, is not considered a not-for-profit organisation by the ATO, and is not income tax exempt, ADHC will be obliged to deduct 46.5 per cent of the grant as withholding tax.
For further information on whether your organisation satisfies the definition of not-for-profit, call the ATO on 13 72 26 or go to the website: www.ato.gov.au/nonprofit
ADHC requires a financial acquittal report and evaluation form to be returned from all projects in May 2013. This is an important part of the grants program. It ensures that government funds are spent responsibly, allows ADHC to measure the effectiveness of the grants program and helps in the planning of future projects. Organisations that have not met previous acquittal requirements will not be eligible for funding. In order to comply with the 2013 NSW Seniors Week funding conditions, organisations must return a financial acquittal and evaluation report to ADHC on the official form which is issued by ADHC.
Please be aware that there are always more applications than funds available and that ADHC cannot guarantee to fund the full amount requested, or to fund an organisation every year. ADHC follows the assessment process above to determine the order of merit for funding.