CLS who have received an agreement are to sign and return the agreement to the DoE by 31 December each year.
All CLS receiving a grant are required to enter into a legally binding Service Agreement with the DoE by signing the Service Agreement. A legal entity is required in order for the agreement to be legally binding.
The Service Agreement has standard grant conditions that cannot be changed. It states specific requirements and deliverables that the CLS must meet.
It is important to read the Service Agreement carefully and understand the information before it is signed. By signing, the CLS is agreeing to meet all the requirements listed in the agreement.
The agreement runs from 1 January of one year to 28 February of the next year. For example, a CLS entering into an agreement commencing on 1 January 2023 is agreeing to abide by the requirements for the duration of the agreement so as to be eligible to receive a grant in February 2024.
If the terms and conditions of the Service Agreement cannot be met, at any time, the CLS must inform the DoE immediately by email at
email@example.com. The Department may recover grant funds if there is a breach of the Service Agreement.