Matching of voluntary contributions
For projects funded under the voluntary contributions program, a number of additional requirements must be met by project proponents.
- Cash contributions from at least 2 non-related entities must be received by FWPA. A multiparty funding agreement will be entered into by all parties to the project. Voluntary contributions can be matched up to 1:1 with Government funds dependant on program demands.
- Cash contributions sourced from either Commonwealth or State Government appropriations to support R&D are not eligible for matching purposes.
- Proposed research objectives must align to industry and government research priorities.
- Any intellectual property created in projects funded under the voluntary contributions program must be appropriately protected and made accessible to third parties with minimal delay