CWI Fund Terms and Conditions

CWI Fund Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Care Wellbeing and Inclusion Fund Grants

Grant Provider: (‘The NCCF’)

Nuclear Community Charitable Fund
PO Box 8244, Castle Donington, DE74 2BY
Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1173544

Grant Recipient: (‘The Beneficiary’)

Any individual person who makes an application for support from the NCCF Care Wellbeing and Inclusion Fund.

Conditions of Grant

The NCCF will award The Beneficiary a grant for the goods and services described in the ‘Offer of Support’.  This agreement is a legally binding contract under which The NCCF awards a grant and The Beneficiary accepts the terms and conditions on which the grant is awarded.

The NCCF awards the grant, subject to the beneficiary complying with the following conditions:

 

1 Payment and conditions
1.1 Payment – No direct cash or other financial instrument grants will be made direct to the Beneficiary.
1.2 All payments for goods and services provided by the NCCF under the grant will be made direct to contractors and/or the suppliers of goods.
1.3 No payments reimbursing the Beneficiary for goods or services they may have incurred prior to the ‘Offer of Support’ from the NCCF will be made to either the Beneficiary or supplier of such goods and services.

2 Use of grant
2.1 Charitable use – The grant is a donation and must only be used for charitable purposes (as defined under the laws of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and in accordance with the terms and conditions of this agreement.
2.2 Purpose of use – The grant must only be used for the provision of goods and services in accordance with the application and agreed ‘Offer of Support’, or as amended by any changes agreed by the NCCF in writing
2.3 Any changes in the use of goods and services after the date of the acceptance of the ‘Offer of Support’, and any significant changes to the approved provision, must have the prior written agreement of The NCCF.
2.3 Third-party funding – the beneficiary agrees not to apply for duplicate funding in respect of any part of the provision or related costs that The NCCF is funding under this agreement.
2.4 Unused provision – Any goods or services that are unused at the end of the grant period must be promptly returned to The NCCF unless we give prior written approval to a written request proposing how unused provision will be used. You may not use the unused provision without our prior written approval.
2.5 Other conditions – Requests for further funding must be the subject of a new proposal. The grant will not be increased in the event of any overspend in delivering the project, or any liabilities arising at the end of the project. You may not use the grant to pay for commitments entered into before the start date. Reclaimable Value Added Tax (VAT) must not be included among costs to be met from the agreed budget.

3 Reporting
3.1 Reporting – The Beneficiary must monitor the delivery and success of the provision to ensure that the aims and objectives of the grant are being met and that this agreement is being adhered to.
3.2 Notification of problems – The Beneficiary must inform The NCCF immediately if they become aware of anything that could reasonably be expected to have a significant adverse effect on you, the grant, the funded provision or The NCCF.

This includes any:
a) significant delays or overspend in excess of 5% of the allocation within the provision
b) adverse publicity
c) allegations or suspicion that any part of the grant has been misused
d) a material change in the Beneficiaries financial position or prospects.

3.3 Our monitoring – The Beneficiary agrees on request to provide The NCCF with all reasonable access to their premises reasonably required for the purpose of monitoring and evaluating the use of the grant, and to provide any information and explanations to assist with this.
3.4 Further funding – The NCCF reserves the right to refuse to consider further CWI Fund applications from the Beneficiary or their agents if they have not met the necessary conditions associated with this grant.

4 Communications and visits
4.1 Communication visits – we may wish to organise communication visits or telephone contact by NCCF staff to the activities supported by the grant to review the provision, The Beneficiary will make every effort to provide us with reasonable assistance with our visits, including providing information regarding the activities.
4.2 Acknowledgement – An acknowledgement of the source of the grant must appear, where agreed with The NCCF, in any publicity or literature concerning the project that the NCCF are funding, This acknowledgement extends to comments made on social media platforms.
4.3 Approval of name and logo – You must obtain written approval from the NCCF before you use the NCCF name or logos, and comply with the NCCF branding guidelines in using our logo.
4.4 Communications – All notices, requests, demands or other communications required or permitted by the terms of this Agreement will be given in writing and delivered to the Parties of this Agreement as follows:

The NCCF
PO Box 8244
Castle Donington
DE74 3BY
office@thenccf.org

The Beneficiary
At their postal or email address as supplied in the application or to such other address as either Party may from time to time notify the other.

5 Intellectual Property, Publishing, Confidentiality and Anonymity
5.1 Ownership of rights: All intellectual property and related material (the “Intellectual Property”)
including any related work in progress that is developed or produced under this Agreement, will be the property of the NCCF sole owner.

(a) The Beneficiary shall not publish any comment or information regarding the application and provision without giving the NCCF the opportunity to review and comment. Such publication should be made available to the NCCF at least 30 days before the proposed date of publication.
(b) If the NCCF wishes to publish the results of the grant, it will provide the Beneficiary with a copy of the proposed publication not less than 30 days before the date of the proposed publication. Subject to the Beneficiary’s confidential information being removed, the beneficiary may not prevent publication; however, the NCCF agrees to give due consideration to any comments made and at the Beneficiary’s request remove the Beneficiary’s name from any such publication for review and comment.

5.2 Confidentiality – Each party shall keep confidential all information of a confidential nature relating to the other party and its affairs which is disclosed as a result of this agreement, and shall not disclose the information to any person except as necessary to perform its obligations under this agreement. These obligations do not apply to information which:

a) at the time of its disclosure by the disclosing party is already public or which subsequently  becomes public other than by breach by the receiving party
b) is already known to the receiving party when received from the disclosing party (and was not acquired under any other obligation of confidence)
c) is acquired after the date of this agreement by the receiving party from a third party who has the right to disclose it to the receiving party without breaching any obligations of confidence to the disclosing party
d) The receiving party is required to disclose to any statutory or governmental body.
e) The NCCF may disclose any confidential information relating to the application, grant provision and the beneficiary in the prevention of Fraud or any other such crime or activity which the NCCF may believe is detrimental to the reputation of the NCCF.

5.3 Anonymity –  During the application process every effort will be made by the NCCF to protect the identity of the applicant from the members of the Grant Panel and to protect the identity of the Grant Panel members from the applicant. If a Grant Panel member believes they are aware of the identity of an applicant they will declare a conflict of interest and remove themselves from the panel.  This measure is simply to avoid personal bias and lobbying during the process. Under some circumstances it may not be feasible to maintain this anonymity.

6 Suspension or termination of grant
6.1 Circumstances leading to suspension or termination – Whilst The NCCF’s intention is that the ‘Offer of Support’ will be delivered in full, we have the right to suspend indefinitely and/or terminate the payment of any or all grant payments without prejudice. to our other rights and remedies, by notifying you in writing if any of the following circumstances occur in relation to the Beneficiary:

a) you are in material breach of any of the terms and conditions of this agreement (and have not remedied the breach within 30 days of receipt of notice from The NCCF requiring you to do so)
b) The NCCF reasonably believes that any of the grant may have been used or obtained unlawfully, including fraud or bribery
c) the NCCF reasonably believes that you are not or will no longer be able to use the goods or services or comply with this agreement
d) anyone connected with you intentionally makes any false communication which could harm The NCCF’s reputation
e) you cease to operate for any reason, become insolvent, are unable to pay your debts, an order is made or resolution passed for your winding-up, or a liquidator, receiver or similar office is appointed in respect of any of your assets (or anything similar or analogous occurs)
f) (in the case of suspension only) an allegation is made that anyone connected with you or the project has acted dishonestly or unlawfully.

6.2 On suspension of grant – If The NCCF suspends any grant funding, you must assist with our reasonable investigation. We reserve all our rights during any suspension, including the right to suspend any further grant funding and to impose additional reasonable terms and conditions as a condition of resuming grant funding. Whilst the grant is suspended, you must not use any unused or unclaimed provision without the prior written approval of The NCCF.
6.3 On termination of grant – If The NCCF terminates the grant, you must promptly refund the entire value of the provision already delivered plus an additional 20% management fee.  We reserve the right to take action to recover these funds in respect of goods and services already provided to the beneficiary.
6.4 Repayment of grant – To the extent that you are unable to demonstrate to our reasonable satisfaction that any part of the provision of goods or services has been used in accordance with this agreement, you agree to repay promptly the value of such provision to us on-demand including a 20% management fee.

7 General
7.1 General conditions – The Beneficiary holder warrants and undertakes that:

a) all information it provides in relation to the application for support is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge and belief
b) they are not subject to any restriction, whether imposed by any law or contract or otherwise, which may prevent or materially impede them from meeting their obligations under this agreement.
c) they shall comply with all relevant legislation and codes of practice,including those relating to bribery, data protection, and health and safety
d) they have and shall keep in place suitable systems for dealing with any conflicts of interest and for preventing fraud, bribery and any other misuse of the goods and services provided.

7.2 Duration – Except as otherwise set out in this agreement, this agreement continues in force until three years following the date of the final provision made under the ‘Offer of Support’.
7.3 Effects of termination – All provisions of this agreement which are necessary for its interpretation or enforcement shall remain in full force and effect after termination. Termination of this agreement for any reason shall not affect the accrued rights of the parties at the date of termination.
7.4 Liability – The NCCF accepts no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, that may arise from the use of the goods and services provided under the Offer of Service, or from suspension or termination of the grant.
7.5 Indemnity – You shall indemnify The NCCF and its officers and employees on-demand with respect to all claims, demands, actions, costs, expenses, losses, damages and all other liabilities arising from your actions or omissions in relation to the application and goods and services supplied under the ‘Offer of Support’, the non-fulfilment of your obligations under this agreement, or your obligations to third parties.
7.6 Transfer and assignment – You may not transfer or pay any of the goods and services provided under the grant to any other person or organisation, except as contemplated as part of the application and you may not assign, transfer, license, or sub-contract the benefit or the burden of this agreement to any third party.
7.7 Waiver – A failure or delay in exercising any rights, remedy or power provided under this agreement or by law does not constitute a waiver of that or any other right, remedy or power.
7.8 Relationship – This agreement shall not create any agency relationship, partnership or joint venture between the parties, nor authorise any party to enter into any commitments on behalf of the other party. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed as the provision of a service to The NCCF.
7.9 Third party rights – Nothing in this agreement is intended to confer on any third party any benefit or right to enforce any provision of this agreement, under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
7.10 Entire agreement – This agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior oral or written agreements, understandings or arrangements between them relating to the subject matter of this agreement.
7.11 Interpretation – The headings in this agreement are for convenience only and do not affect its construction. Where appropriate, words denoting the singular only shall include the plural and vice versa. Reference to “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be construed as if they were followed by the words “without limitation”.
7.12 Governing law – This agreement and any dispute arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
7.13 Jurisdiction – The parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts. This clause shall not limit the right of The NCCF to take proceedings in any other court of competent jurisdiction (and the taking of proceedings in any other jurisdictions, to the extent permitted by the law of such other jurisdiction).
7.14 If The Beneficiary accepts the grant and all the terms and conditions detailed herein, the ‘Offer of Support’ letter must be signed and a copy returned to the NCCF, at the address below, to indicate this.

The NCCF
PO Box 8244
Castle Donington
DE74 3BY
office@thenccf.org

8. Complaints and Appeals Process
8.1 Appeals – The decision on any application may be subject to an appeal by the applicant. To make an appeal the Applicant must write to the ‘Appeals Officer’ at the NCCF address within six weeks of the date of the decision letter.
8.2 The Appeal letter must state the grounds for appeal.
8.3 Acceptable Grounds include but may not be limited to:

  1. Belief that pertinent facts have not been properly considered
  2. New facts or evidence is available
  3. The application and decision process has not followed correct procedure
  4. The applicant believes that some or all of the Grant Panel know them and that this created bias in their decision.

8.4 Appeal without actual grounds will not constitute an appeal.
8.5 In the first instance the Chairman will review the appeal and may decide to instruct a Grant Panel to reconsider the decision based on the grounds for appeal.
8.6 If (8.5) has not been employed or this is an appeal relating to a prior appeal managed under (8.5) then the case will be referred to the Review and Appeal Officer.
8.7 The Review and Appeal Officer will examine the appeal and will be given access to all documentation held regarding the application. The Review and Appeal Officer may talk to the appellant and any or all members of the Grant Panel including any Sub-Contractors to progress the investigation of the appeal.
8.8 The Review and Appeals Officer’s decision is final and can only be in one of the following forms:

  1. The Appeal is rejected: The Appellant will be informed of the findings in writing
  2. The Appeal is upheld: The Appellant will be informed and a Grant Panel instructed to reconsider the application including any new information and the Appeal Officers report.

8.9 Complaints – Complaints relating to the operation of the NCCF including its subcontractors must be made in writing to the Chairman clearly setting out the complaint.
8.10 The chairman may access any records belonging to the NCCF relating to the complaint and may question the complainant or any NCCF Trustee or sub-contractor regarding the matter.
8.11 The Chairman will decide on the course of action arising from their investigation of the complaint.
8.12 Should a complainant not be satisfied with the decision of the Chairman then they have a right to appeal the decision with the Review and Appeal Officer. Any appeal on decisions relating to a complaint must be made in writing to the ‘Appeals Officer’ at the NCCF address within six weeks of the date of the decision letter.
8.13 The Appeal letter must state the grounds for appealing the decision regarding the complaint.
8.14 Acceptable Grounds include but may not be limited to:

  1. Belief that pertinent facts have not been properly considered
  2. New facts or evidence is available
  3. The complaint process has not followed the procedure detailed herein

8.15 Appeal of a complaint decision without actual grounds will not constitute an appeal.
8.16 The Review and Appeal Officer will examine the complaint appeal and will be given access to all documentation held regarding the complaint and subsequent decision by the Chairman. The Review and Appeal Officer may talk to the complainant and any or all members of the NCCF and its Subcontractors to progress the investigation.
8.8 The Review and Appeals Officer decision is final and can only be in one of the following forms:

  1. The Appeal is rejected: The complainant will be informed of the findings in writing
  2. The Appeal is upheld: The complainant will be informed and the Chairman instructed to reconsider their decision including any new information and the Review and Appeal Officers report.

NCCF
PO Box 8244
Castle Donington
DE74 2BY
Telephone  0115 8883442
Email  office@thenccf.org

The NCCF registered charity No 1173544
© The NCCF

 

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