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Payment of grant

6.—(1) Ministers need not make any payment of grant unless–

(a)they have approved an application for grant under regulation 5(2);

(b)they receive a claim for payment made by the applicant; and

(c)the project has been completed (or a stage of the project has been completed).

(2) It is for Ministers to determine the form and manner for making a claim for payment.

(3) Ministers may make payments of grant–

(a)by lump sum or by instalments; and

(b)subject to any conditions (including conditions as to the manner and date of completion of the project and its continuation) as Ministers consider appropriate.

(4) Ministers must comply with the Community legislation in paying any grant.