Section 9.2 of the application guidelines provide information on the funding agreement and funding arrangements under this initiative. If you are applying as a consortium, it is our preference that you apply through a lead applicant. However, we are open to receiving other grant funding arrangements for our consideration.
In a lead applicant model, whereby all grant monies would be paid to the lead applicant for disbursement amongst the consortium, we expect that the breakdown of grant funding amongst consortium members will be determined and agreed to prior to applying. Please note, the funding agreement template available on our website is based on a lead applicant model. This is our preferred approach. It is a consortium’s responsibility to enter into appropriate contractual arrangements to ensure payments and obligations between lead applicant and consortium members are honoured.
If you wish to deviate from a lead applicant model, details of the proposed model must be provided in your application. If we approve your proposed model, the funding agreement template will need to be amended to cater for the proposed funding model. If you are considering deviation from a lead applicant model, please also read the additional information at the bottom of Section 3.2 of the application guidelines on Applicant Eligibility.