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  • Discretionary grants and sponsorship

    Grant guidelines

    Funding provided

    From 1 December 2017 all Grants awarded will be published on GrantConnectExternal Link.

    Grants and sponsorships issued for:

    Mentoring and work experience

    Providing mentoring and work experience funding for disadvantaged community members aligns with our commitment to a diverse workplace and the government's social inclusion policy.

    The grant activities within this program aim to provide assistance to community members from minority backgrounds (for example, refugees) or community members who have experienced homelessness or generations of unemployment.

    We do not accept applications for grants; all of our grant activities are awarded on a closed, non-competitive basis. Recipients are usually subject to a number of terms and conditions. We establish the grant activities in this program in collaboration with the recipients, based on our objectives and those of the recipient.

    We will assess the funding against our business needs when determining whether to enter into any activity within this program.

    The program provides:

    • work experience to community members from financially or socially disadvantaged or minority backgrounds
    • financial assistance to help with the cost of their studies, these grants are offered to those undertaking university study
    • a mentor while completing work experience with us.

    The intended objective of the program is to:

    • increase opportunities for disadvantaged people to participate fully in the community in terms of employment
    • assist disadvantaged people who show academic and leadership potential
    • build loyalty to us and good news stories filter through communities that are often difficult to reach, with potential to increase voluntary compliance
    • improve integration into the ATO, should recipients seek to apply for an ongoing position.

    As of June 2015, the ATO provides funding to the following activities in this program:

    • Doxa Cadetship Program via the Doxa Youth Foundation
    • ATO Scholarship for Indigenous Students.

    Funding for these activities is expected to be offered yearly provided the activities continue to meet our objectives. The program will be evaluated on completion rates and businesses response to the activities within the program.

    The total estimated funds for the program are as follows:

     

    2014–15

    2015–16

    2016–17

    Doxa Cadetship Program

    $147,000

    $77,000

    $63,000

    ATO Scholarship for Indigenous Students

    $4,000

    $16,000

    $16,000

    TOTAL

    $151,000

    $81,000

    $67,000

    Application & selection process

    We do not accept applications for this program.

    We will select applicants based on business needs and our objectives as well as area of study and office location for placement.

    Any potential cadets looking for further information should contact Doxa Youth Foundation.

    Indigenous students should contact their Indigenous student centre for further information.

    Other

    Any issues arising as part of the ATO’s grant activities will be managed in accordance our existing policies:

    We are required to publish information about our grant programs on our website, including details of each grant awarded (for example, the recipient’s name, state, suburb and postcode, the purpose and value of the grant, the date the funding arrangement takes effect and the term of the agreement):

    Grant recipients must declare any actual or potential conflicts of interest.

    Sponsorships

    We will provide sponsorships where the prime focus of the sponsorship is to enable an activity that also promotes Government policy objectives, without requiring some direct return to the ATO. It does not include sponsorship arrangements where the ATO is essentially acquiring a good or service, for example advertising space.

    We only provide sponsorships where the activity contributes directly to our business goals. We are committed to maintaining high standards of ethical behaviour and fair dealing when engaging in sponsorship arrangements.

    Any request for sponsorship will be assessed by the ATO’s Corporate Communications team with regards to whether the activity will:

    • align with the ATO’s values
    • enhance, not diminish the ATO’s reputation with the public
    • provide measurable value for money.

    We will establish the grant activities in this program in collaboration with the recipients based on our objectives and those of the recipient. This is a closed non-competitive grant. We do not open sponsorships to applicants.

    As of June 2015, the ATO provides sponsorship to:

    • Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
    • Gateway Network Governance Body (GNGB)

    Funding for these activities is expected to be offered yearly provided this funding continues to meet ATO objectives.

    The estimated funding for the sponsorship program is:

     

    2014–15

    2015–16

    2016–17

    AustLII

    $50,000

    $50,000

    $50,000

    GNGB

     

     

    $1,485,000

    TOTAL

    $50,000

    $50,000

    $1,535,000

    Other

    Any issues arising as part of the ATO’s grant activities will be managed in accordance with existing ATO policy.

    The ATO is required to publish information about our grant programs on our website, including details of each grant awarded (for example, the recipient’s name, state, suburb and postcode, the purpose and value of the grant, the date the funding arrangement takes effect and the term of the agreement).

    Grant recipients must declare any actual or potential conflicts of interest.

    Academic achievement

    We will provide to support award for academic achievements and research support. Awards are issued for achievement in subjects that relate to the work of the ATO and that support the ATO's objectives.

    This grant program will allow us to engage with external stakeholders and to:

    • increase the ATO's exposure
    • present the ATO with increased opportunities to market itself as an employer
    • further ATO objectives.

    The program provides:

    • funding for academic achievement or research support
    • recognition of scholastic achievement.

    As of March 2014 the following activities are currently offered by the ATO:

    • University Awards Program.

    Funding for these activities is expected to be offered yearly provided this funding continues to meet ATO objectives.

    The estimated funding for the program are as follows:

     

    2014–15

    2015–16

    2016–17

    University Awards Program

    $39,000

    $39,000

    $39,000

    TOTAL

    $39,000

    $39,000

    $39,000

    Application and selection process

    We do not accept applications for this program. This is a closed, non-competitive grant.

    We pay this grant to the university to enable them to award high achieving students. Students wishing to know more about the award should contact their university for further information.

    Other

    Any issues arising as part of the ATO’s grant activities will be managed in accordance with existing ATO policy.

    The ATO is required to publish information about our grant programs on our website, including details of each grant awarded (for example, the recipient’s name, state, suburb and postcode, the purpose and value of the grant, the date the funding arrangement takes effect and the term of the agreement).

    Grant recipients must declare any actual or potential conflicts of interest.

    2014–15

    Portfolio: Treasury

    Agency: ATO

    Program title: 1.1 Australian Taxation Office

    Recipient

    Purpose

    Special confidentiality provisions (Y/N)

    Value $

    Date of effect

    Grant term

    Grant funding location

    Post
    code

    AustLII Foundation Limited

    Providing financial assistance in the form of sponsorship to recognise ATO staff use of the AustLII website and to help with the maintenance and development of the AustLII Taxation Library.

    N

    50,000

    12/12/14

    One year

    Ultimo

    2007

    Australian Catholic University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2060

    Bond University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4229

    Charles Darwin University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Northern Territory

    909

    Charles Sturt University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2795

    CQ University Australia

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4702

    Curtin University of Technology

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Western Australia

    6845

    Deakin University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3220

    Edith Cowan University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Western Australia

    6027

    Flinders University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    South Australia

    5001

    Griffith University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4111

    James Cook University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4811

    La Trove University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3086

    Macquarie University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2109

    Monash University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3145

    Murdoch University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Western Australia

    6150

    Queensland University of Technology

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4001

    RMIT University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    2476

    Southern Cross University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2480

    Swinburne University of Technology

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3122

    The Australian National University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    ACT

    200

    The University of Adelaide

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    South Australia

    5005

    The University of Melbourne

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3010

    The University of New England

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2351

    The University of New South Wales

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    1466

    The University of Newcastle

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2038

    The University of Queensland

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4072

    The University of Sydney

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2006

    The University of Western Australia

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Western Australia

    6009

    University of Ballarat

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3353

    University of Canberra

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    ACT

    2601

    University of Notre Dame

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Western Australia

    6959

    University of South Australia

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    South Australia

    5001

    University of Southern Queensland

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4350

    University of Tasmania

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Tasmania

    7248

    University of Technology, Sydney

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2007

    University of the Sunshine Coast

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Queensland

    4558

    University of Western Sydney

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2751

    University of Wollongong

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    NSW

    2522

    Victoria University

    Academic Prize

    N

    1,000

    6/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    8001

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    5,080

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    6,364

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    6,364

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    DOXA Youth Foundation

    Providing work experience, sponsorship and mentoring opportunities to talented young people from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds while they pursue university education

    N

    7,000

    13/02/15

    One year

    Victoria

    3000

    2015-16

    Portfolio: Treasury

    Agency: ATO

    Program title: 1.1 Australian Taxation Office

    Recipient

    Purpose

    Special confidentiality provisions (Y/N)

    Value $

    Date of effect

    Grant term

    Grant funding location

    Post
    code

    AustLII Foundation Limited

    Providing financial assistance in the form of sponsorship to recognise ATO staff use of the AustLII website and to help with the maintenance and development of the AustLII Taxation Library.

    N

    50,000

    18/12/15

    One year

    Ultimo

    2007

    2016-17

    Portfolio: Treasury

    Agency: ATO

    Program title: 1.1 Australian Taxation Office

    Recipient

    Purpose

    Special confidentiality provisions (Y/N)

    Value $

    Date of effect

    Grant term

    Grant funding location

    Post
    code

    Gateway Network Governance Body

    Providing financial assistance in the form of sponsorship to help with formation and initial running of the GNGB being established to ensure integrity of the Superannuation Transactions Network which is central to SuperStream transactions.

    N

    1,485,000

    25/10/16

    21 months

    Sydney

    2000

    AustLII Foundation Limited

     Providing financial assistance in the form of sponsorship to help with the maintenance and development of the AustLII Taxation Library.

    N

    50,000

    22/11/16

    12 months

    Ultimo

    2007

    Australian National University

    To study new behavioural strategies to improve payment compliance by applying randomised controlled trials to a range of situations that involve interactions between the ATO and taxpayers concerning payment of tax and other government obligations. The ATO is focused on removing friction points from interactions with taxpayers and its key aim is to contribute to policy and strategy development through evidence provided by the randomised controlled trials.

    N

    128,263

    15/12/16

    24 months

    Canberra

    2601

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