By submitting an application, the applicant agrees to the following Terms & Conditions:
The Applicant shall not act on behalf of another member, person, or organisation and the application shall be submitted by the named member only. The activity must be created by the Applicant, and not be planned or organised by another person or organisation. Funds provided by the Foresters Financial Community Grants Programme must be used for the proposed Fun Family event (MI) or Community Volunteer activity (CI) only. In organising the activity, the Applicant will abide by the Community Grants Guidelines as set out in the online granting materials.
The Grant will be used for the approved activity by means of direct payment to the venue (MI) or an issued paycard (CI). Activation of the paycard is the responsibility of the Applicant. Applicants will use the Grant only for those items budgeted and approved, as a part of the Grant application. Any purchases that are not in the approved Grant application budget and made with Grant funds are a direct violation of the Granting guidelines. Foresters will not provide additional funding for the activity beyond the approved amount. Any additional expenses incurred are the Applicant’s own responsibility. Reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses will not be permitted.
The Applicant alone will do all purchasing related to the activity and is directly accountable for how the Grant funds are used. Grant funds provided for the activity cannot be given to the benefitting organisation or any other person involved in the activity.
Any donated items collected must be given directly to the benefitting organisation. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to obtain a receipt, from the benefitting organisation, to acknowledge the in-kind donation of the donated items.
Grant funds cannot be used for the advertising and/or promotion of the benefitting organisation, Foresters, the Applicant, or the activity.
If Foresters determines that the Applicant has used the Grant funds for any purpose or purchase other than what was approved by Foresters, the Applicant is liable for the reimbursement of those funds to Foresters. Failure to immediately repay the Grant funds will likely result in legal action and a suspension of Granting and other member benefits.
There must be a benefitting organisation associated with Community Volunteer (CI) activities. This organisation must be a recognized and registered charity and/or not-for-profit group that provides services and assistance to a defined, in-need group that will receive the benefits of the Grant. The Applicant and his or her family cannot directly or indirectly benefit from the Grant.
By submitting an application, the Applicant confirms that activity details and budgets are accurate. Once submitted, changes to the activity cannot be made and if done so, may result in the cancellation of the Grant. The Applicant agrees to run the activity on the date and in the manner approved as outlined in the Grant application. In the event that a change must be made, the Applicant must promptly contact the Member Services Team at email@example.com and quote the reference number assigned to the Grant application.
All information presented in the Grant application in relation to the venue is accurate. No change to the venue can occur once the grant is approved without the written approval of the Foresters Member Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After The Activity
The Applicant must complete and submit a post-activity report (PAR) and submit it to Foresters within 30 days of the completion of the activity date. Failure to submit a PAR will result in a suspension of Granting privileges until submitted. Should the activity be selected for audit, the Applicant shall promptly and honestly follow the audit process and must be prepared to account for all spending as it relates to the activity, including sending original receipts to Foresters.
The issued paycard will be deactivated following your activity date. At this point, any unused funds will be automatically removed. If a CI activity does not take place for any reason whatsoever and the paycard was previously used to purchase items (including on-line purchases), the Applicant acknowledges they must use the pay card to refund those items with the merchant within 5 days from the date on which the activity was scheduled to proceed. If an MI activity does not take place, the Applicant acknowledges their responsibility to ensure the venue refunds the granted amount payable to Foresters Financial. Failure to do so may result in actions by Foresters to collect all amounts owing, up to and including legal proceedings.
Foresters has the right to share the Applicant’s contact information with third parties for the sole purpose of administering the Grant. Foresters has the right to describe, promote or report on the activity in any and all forms of communication such as press releases and social media without the Applicant’s consent.
- I have used the appropriate activity guide to plan for my application and answered “yes” to all the Activity Checklist items.
- I have read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions of the Foresters Community Grants application. I agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and be bound by them throughout the Granting process and my involvement with the Foresters Community Grants Programme.
We are upgrading our granting application. During this upgrade, grant applications will be unavailable from Thursday, 31 October at 9:00 PM to Monday, 4 November at 3:00 PM.