2019 Grants

PTANT provides three types of grants;

  • Professional Learning grant to upskill NT teachers in areas relevant to their association
  • Governance grant to assist associations maintain compliance with the Associations Act 2003 (NT) (the Act) and regulations
  • National/International Conference grant to hold a national/international conference in collaboration with their national representative body where the conference is held in the Northern Territory

 

Eligibility

Member associations are eligible to apply for grants providing the association is a financial member and previous grants have been acquitted. 

Member associations are eligible to apply for up to two PTANT grants (of any type) each calendar year. 

IMPORTANT

Grant assessments are ranked against other applications based on purpose and compliance with the Northern Territory Associations Act and/or Constitution.

Round 1

Applications open:   1 January 2019 

Applications close:   1 March 2019 (Term 1, week 5)

Round 2

Applications open:   15 April 2019 

Applications close:   3 June 2019 (Term 2, week 7)

 

Governance Grant

The Governance grant is to assist associations to maintain compliance with the Associations Act 2003 (NT) (the Act) and regulations.

Grants of up to $1500 are available twice per calendar year and will be assessed on merit demonstrated in the application process.

Purpose

To manage compliance obligations under the Act and regulations. Funding can be spent on gaining outside assistance as well as up-skilling members. The proposed activity must align with requirements imposed under the Act.

For example funding can:

  • engage an auditor
  • hold an annual general meeting
  • undertake governance training
  • assist with constitution changes
  • undertake a bookkeeper’s course
  • purchase of accounting software, ie. MYOB
  • provide ERT to support the executive to undertake governance duties

 

Application criteria

 The application requires associations to:

  • outline the use of the grant
  • identify alignment to the Act and/or the associations constitution
  • propose a budget
  • Provide a invoice/tax invoice addressed to PTANT

Governance Grant application form

Governance Grant guidelines

Professional Learning Grant

The Professional Learning grant is for member associations seeking assistance in upskilling NT teachers in areas relevant to their association.

This grant is available twice per calendar year for up to $10 000 per grant.

Applications will be assessed on merit demonstrated in the application process

Purpose

The grant will enable teachers across the NT to build skills, knowledge and pedagogical practices in a range of disciplines. This in turn provides NT teachers with evidence based programs, practices and teaching styles to improve student outcomes.

A member association may apply for funding to:

  • bring a discipline specific presenter to the NT to deliver professional learning
  • financial assistance for members to attend professional learning where the members commit to providing professional support to NT teachers
  • Host conference/s in the NT
  • financial assistance for remote members to travel to attend professional learning

Application criteria

The application requires associations to:

  • identify the grant activity alignment with the Australian Curriculum and/or identify the grant activity alignment with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or the Australian Professional Standards for Principals and
  • identify the number of NT teachers directly benefiting from the activity, this will include identifying the number of NT remote teachers involved (clearly indicate how this knowledge will be disseminated)
  • include a proposed budget with a clear breakdown of the following expenses

Professional Learning Grant application

Professional Learning Grant guidelines

National/International Conference Grant

The National/International Conference grant provides assistance to hold a national/international conference in collaboration with their national representative body where the conference is held in the Northern Territory.

Grants of up to $15 000 are available once every two years and will be assessed on merit demonstrated in the application process.

Purpose

The National/International Conference grant enables associations to co-convene/co-host a national conference in the NT to enable territory teachers to access high quality professional learning and showcase educational excellence.

Member association may apply for funding to:

  • hire a venue
  • engage guest speakers
  • secure accommodation
  • cover associated expenses such as catering and administrative materials

Application criteria

The application requires associations to:

 

  • identify the grant activity alignment with the Australian Curriculum and/or Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and/or the Australian Professional Standards for Principals
  • identify the potential number of NT teachers directly benefiting from the activity, this will include identifying the number of NT remote teachers involved
  • include a proposed budget

National/International Conference Grant application

National/International Conference Grant guidelines

PTANT

Lvl 11, Mitchell Centre. 55-59 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8944 9324

ABN: 463 302 816 41