Conditions of entry

Conditions of entry

  1. An applicant is a person acting on behalf of a school or community group (i.e. non-government, not for profit, volunteer membership) and that person must agree to the terms and conditions when applying.
  2. An applicant supplies information about themselves, the group they represent and any submission for grant information voluntarily for the purposes of participating in the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council’s (MSAC) regional community grants program and NSW Trade and Investment will hold this information on behalf of MSAC.
  3. MSAC is a NSW statutory body with a Secretariat located at 516 High Street Maitland 2320.
  4. The only information that will appear on the MSAC website grants portal that can be viewed by the public about an applicant for a grant will be the name of the group or school an applicant is acting for and the idea being submitted for a grant for consideration by MSAC.
  5. Should a person apply for a grant the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) will be collecting information from them for the purposes of the regional mining communities health and safety grants program.  All personal information will be treated as strictly confidential, will be destroyed within 12 months from the end of the program and will not be released or sold to any third party.
  6. Applications can only be made through the grants online facility on the MSAC website www.nswminesafety.com.au.
  7. After registering an applicant is able to access and change their information should they wish via the MSAC website grants portal.
  8. Applicants must register/sign up before being able to submit an application.
  9. The maximum amount that can be applied for is $10,000.00
  10. Applications must state the amount being applied for (maximum is $10,000) and if possible, attached a quote for equipment or services the grant is intended for use and describe how the grant would be used.
  11. Applications should aim to make a tangible contribution to addressing community health and safety issues. 
  12. Applications should link to the mining and extractives industry’s good health and safety principles as reflected on the MSAC website.
  13. Applicants must demonstrate how their organisation is associated with the local mining and extractives industry.
  14. Applications that are more closely aligned to the industry’s good health and / or safety principles will achieve a higher ranking during judging.
  15. Grants will only be made available to schools and community groups in the following designated local government areas of NSW: Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Wyong, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton.
  16. Applicants must agree to spend grant monies within four (4) months of receiving an award.
  17. If awarded a grant a successful applicant will agree to supply MSAC with information (and photographs if possible) about how the grant money was spent and how it has improved or enhanced the health and safety of their community.
  18. Voting will not determine grant winners, however it will assist the assessment panel in identifying grant winners.
  19. MSAC's decision on grants awardees will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.