AMP’s Tomorrow Fund: terms and conditions
Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from AMP’s Tomorrow Fund (AMP Grant). There are a few things you need to know before you submit your application and this document sets out the terms and conditions which apply to each AMP Grant application.
By submitting an application you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (AMP Grant terms and conditions).
1. AMP Grants
1.1 The AMP Foundation has established AMP’s Tomorrow Fund to provide up to A$1 million of AMP Grants.
1.2 AMP’s Tomorrow Fund will be awarding AMP Grants valued between A$10,000 up to a maximum of A$100,000. The value of each AMP Grant will be determined by AMP in its absolute discretion.
1.3 AMP Grants will be awarded to applicants who can best demonstrate a goal they have been working towards that will benefit Australia. In your application, you will need to explain how you will use your AMP Grant to progress your dream.
1.4 The AMP Foundation will set up a judging panel to assess each application on individual merit – chance plays no part in the award of an AMP Grant.
1.5 AMP Grant winners will be publicly announced at an awards dinner on 16 November 2017. On 17 November 2017, information about the recipients of each AMP Grant will be posted at ampstomorrowfund.com.au.
2. The application process
2.1 Applications will be open from 00:01am on 3 April until 4pm AEST on 16 May 2017 (closing date). AMP will not accept any applications submitted after this date.
2.2 You can only apply for an AMP Grant electronically through the online application form located at ampstomorrowfund.com.au.
2.3 Applications can include text, photography and social media links that will help the judging panel assess your application.
2.4 Please take care when completing your application, as incorrect or incomplete application forms may not be accepted.
2.5 Each applicant may only submit one application and you cannot change your application once it has been submitted.
2.6 All applicants will be provided with a unique application number once their application has been submitted. Please keep a copy of this number and include it in all correspondence with AMP regarding your application.
2.7 We recommend you print and keep a copy of your application so you have a record of it as we will not be able to provide you with a copy after it has been submitted.
2.8 At any time after you have submitted your application, we may contact you if we need to clarify or obtain additional information in relation to your application. We may also contact your referees and we may do a background check to verify any information you have included in your application form. By submitting your application form, you consent to allow us to contact your referees and conduct checks to verify the information contained in your application form. You may also be required to provide additional information and complete additional forms in order to allow us to conduct our background checks and you agree to do this if requested.
2.9 The AMP Grants application process will comprise two rounds. We will contact applicants who have progressed to the finalist round by September 2017.
2.10 We will notify applicants who have not progressed to the second round of judging by the end of September.
2.11 If you are selected as a finalist, you may be required to attend an interview with the AMP judging panel at AMP’s head office, in Sydney. This interview will take place on 15 September 2017, but not all finalists will be interviewed. We may offer to pay all or part of a finalist’s reasonable, pre-approved, out-of pocket travel costs to attend the interview if they live outside the Sydney metropolitan area. If you seek reimbursement you will be required to provide evidence that the claimed expenses have been incurred.
2.12 Winners of each AMP Grant will be publicly announced at an AMP Tomorrow Fund event on 16 November 2017. Finalists may be invited to attend this event. We may offer to pay all or part of a finalist’s reasonable, pre-approved, out-of pocket travel costs to attend the dinner if they live outside the Sydney metropolitan area. If you seek reimbursement you will be required to provide evidence that the claimed expenses have been incurred.
2.13 The AMP judging panel will have absolute discretion in judging all applications and in deciding the finalists and winners of the AMP Grants. The panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
3. Eligibility to enter
3.1 To be eligible for an AMP Grant you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia as at the date of submission of your application.
3.2 AMP employees and contractors are eligible to apply for an AMP Grant.
3.3 You are not eligible to apply for an AMP Grant if you have lived outside Australia for two or more years immediately prior to the closing date.
3.4 AMP Grants will only be awarded to individuals. They will not be awarded to businesses or established organisations, including charitable institutions.
3.5 If you are under 18 years of age you must have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to apply for an AMP Grant. Your parent or legal guardian must have read and discussed the AMP Grant terms and conditions with you and must fill in the separate parent/guardian form. This consent form must be filled out in your application.
3.6 You are not eligible to apply if you have committed civil or criminal offences prior to the date of your application.
4. Obligations on AMP Grant recipients
4.1 If you are the recipient of an AMP Grant, we would like to let other people know about your success and your plans for the future. By applying for an AMP Grant, you agree to participate in promoting your involvement in AMP’s Tomorrow Fund and the AMP Foundation (including the way in which you use or intend to use your AMP Grant) for a period of five years from the date of announcement that you have been awarded an AMP Grant. This may include media interviews organised by AMP and the use of your photos and details of your application in AMP internal and external publications.
4.3 If you are awarded an AMP Grant you must not make any press or other release or announcement relating to your AMP Grant application, the AMP Foundation or AMP’s Tomorrow Fund without our prior written approval.
4.4 You must obtain our prior written approval (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld) if you wish to make any reference to the fact that you are the recipient of an AMP Grant or you wish to use the AMP name or logo or otherwise associate yourself with AMP (including the AMP Foundation and AMP’s Tomorrow Fund).
4.5 You must obtain your own advice in relation to the taxation consequences of any payment or receipt of an AMP Grant.
5. Personal statement
5.1 I acknowledge and agree that:
(a) I am eligible to apply for an AMP Grant.
(b) AMP may use and disclose my personal information in accordance with the AMP Grant Terms and Conditions.
(c) AMP may display and use the information and materials included in my application, including any photographs, recordings or images of me, on the AMP and AMP’s Tomorrow Fund websites, AMP’s Facebook page, and in any other materials that AMP reasonably believes are appropriate for the promotion of AMP’s Tomorrow Fund/AMP/the AMP Foundation.
(d) My referees consent to include their names and contact details in my application and to be contacted by AMP representatives in relation to my application.
(e) If I am short-listed as a finalist for an AMP Grant and am invited, I will participate in a phone call, or (if required) attend an interview in Sydney on 15 September 2017 with the AMP judging panel. In addition I consent to any additional background checks that AMP may conduct in its discretion. If I am short-listed as a finalist for an AMP Grant, and am invited, I will attend the announcement event on 15 November 2017.
(f) AMP may modify the AMP Grant Terms and Conditions at any time on provision of written notice.
(g) AMP reserves the right to cancel, suspend or change the process in relation to the aware of the AMP Grants at any time without notice.
(h) Neither AMP nor any of its group companies will incur any liability, financial or otherwise to you in relation to the conduct of the AMP Grant program. AMP assumes no obligation to reimburse or in any way compensate you for losses or expenses incurred in connection with your application for an AMP Grant or participation in AMP’s Tomorrow Fund.
5.2 I acknowledge and agree that if I am awarded an AMP Grant:
(a) The amount granted to me, and the terms and conditions in relation to the timing and frequency of payment, will be determined by AMP in its absolute discretion.
(b) I will enter into an agreement with AMP to confirm my acceptance of the AMP Grant terms and conditions.
(c) I will only use AMP Grant funds for the purpose outlined in my application. I acknowledge that AMP may request evidence that the funds have been incurred in pursuit of this purpose and AMP may withhold payment of monies until I am able to provide relevant proof that the funds have been incurred in pursuit of this purpose.
(d) I will be responsible for any and all applicable taxes I may be liable for in relation to receiving an AMP Grant.
6. Parent/guardian form
Please note this parent/guardian form only applies if the applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of entering the AMP Grants process.
6.1 I acknowledge and agree that:
(a) I am the applicant’s parent or legal guardian.
(b) I have read and understood the AMP Grant terms and conditions and have discussed these with the applicant.
6.2 I consent to the applicant named below applying for an AMP Grant on and subject to the AMP Grant terms and conditions.
We wish you the best of luck with your application.