2020 Grants

Goal 1 of PTANT’s Strategic Plan is to provide grants to member associations. PTANT has been awarding grants to member associations since 2016.

In 2018, 26 grants were awarded that supported 75 professional learning opportunities across the NT, benefitting 820 teachers and 163 non-teachers. The 2018 Annual Performance Report showcases the events funded by PTANT grants. 

PTANT offer three grant rounds per year and eligible associations can apply for up to two grants per year.

Please scroll to read about the grant rounds, types of grants, the purpose, the criteria, application forms, examples of grant applications and options to vary grants if needed.

Please phone 89449324 or email ptant.doe@nt.gov.au for more information about grants.

Grant rounds

Early bird round

Applications open

24 October 2019

Applications close

10 November 2019

Round 1

Applications open

3 February 2020

Applications close

1 March 2020 (Term 1, week 6)

Round 2

Applications open

13 April 2020

Applications close

7 June 2020 (Term 2, week 7)

 

Grant types

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

Start-up grant to assist when establishing an association 

Grant purpose 

Professional learning grant

Governance grant

National conference grant

Start-up grant

Enable NT teachers 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

 

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

 

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

 

Enables newly formed associations to establish their association:

●   develop a website

●   Territory Business Centre form lodgement fees

●   Bank account establishment fees

●   ERT for a member be released from work to set up association administration processes

●   host a membership drive event and or attend community events

●   attend association governance training

●   attend training relevant for association committee members

 

Grant criteria

Below is an overview of the grant application criteria. The grant forms have sections that enable the applicant to address the criteria.

Eligibility

  • PTANT financial members that have acquitted previous grants are eligible to apply for grants in 2020.
  • Members can apply for two grants per year.
  • 2020 early bird grant applications may have conditional approval, pending 2019 acquittals (if applicable).

Notes

  • Grants received in 2020 are to be acquitted by 31 December 2020, however national conference grants have a longer acquittal period of two years.
  • Grant application amounts can include GST or GST can be added if your association is registered for GST.
  • Grant applications require a tax invoice to be attached to the form.
  • Purchase of alcohol will not be approved.

Professional learning grant

Governance grant

National conference grant 

Start-up grant

Project Outcome and Rationale

AIM: the grant application presents a clearly defined aim aligned to the professional learning needs of Northern Territory educators, which includes:

●      Alignment to the Australian Curriculum, NTCET or other accredited curriculum framework;

●      Alignment to the Australian Professional Standards for Educators and/or the Australian Professional Standard for Principals

NEED: the grant proposal includes a clear articulation that the planned spending addresses a specific need and that the planned spending will successfully address that need.    

OUTCOMES & DELIVERABLES: the grant proposal makes reference to clear outcomes or deliverables resulting from the planned spending.

Approach

PLANNING & ORGANISATION: evidence that the Association has the capacity to plan and deliver professional learning funded under this grant (this may include risk management).

DISSEMINATION: the grant proposal includes strategies for sharing professional learning with educators who cannot directly access grant activities.

EVALUATION: the grant proposal identifies strategies for measuring and evaluating the impact of the grant activities.

Value

VALUE FOR MONEY: the grant demonstrates value for money by indicating that the short, medium and long-term impacts of the spending are appropriately balanced against the costs.

SUSTAINABILITY: in determining value, professional learning derived from the proposed spending is sustainable in the medium to long-term.

BUDGET: value can be determined by the inclusion of a budget that details the proposed spending.

Project Outcome and Rationale

AIM: the grant application presents a clearly defined aim aligned to the governance needs of the association, which includes:

●      Alignment to Associations Act NT 2003

NEED: the grant proposal includes a clear articulation that the planned spending addresses a specific need and that the planned spending will successfully address that need.   

OUTCOMES & DELIVERABLES: the grant proposal makes reference to clear outcomes or deliverables resulting from the planned spending.

Approach

PLANNING & ORGANISATION: evidence that the Association has the capacity to plan and deliver governance funded under this grant (this may include risk management).

Value

VALUE FOR MONEY: the grant demonstrates value for money by indicating that the short, medium and long-term impacts of the spending are appropriately balanced against the costs.

BUDGET: value can be determined by the inclusion of a budget that details the proposed spending.

The grant application is assessed against the following criteria:

  • The national association has formally scheduled a national conference in the Northern Territory.
  • The national association is able to provide support for planning and organising the conference (including in kind support or guidance).
  • A date has been scheduled for the conference.
  • The NT association has established a planning sub-committee to support the organisation of the national conference.
  • The NT association has considered possible risks associated with organising the conference.
  • The association has prepared a budget of planned spending.

Project Outcome and Rationale

AIM: the grant application presents a clearly defined aim aligned to the start-up needs of the association, which includes:

●      Alignment to the establishment of an association

NEED: the grant proposal includes a clear articulation that the planned spending addresses a specific need and that the planned spending will successfully address that need.  

OUTCOMES & DELIVERABLES: the grant proposal makes reference to clear outcomes or deliverables resulting from the planned spending.

Approach

PLANNING & ORGANISATION: evidence that the Association has the capacity to plan and deliver start-up functions funded under this grant (this may include risk management).

Value

VALUE FOR MONEY: the grant demonstrates value for money by indicating that the short, medium and long-term impacts of the spending are appropriately balanced against the costs.

BUDGET: value can be determined by the inclusion of a budget that details the proposed spending.

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Available once only to newly formed associations within 12 months of incorporation and is not restricted to grant rounds (can apply anytime).

 

 

 

 Grant amounts, application and acquittal forms

 

Professional learning grant

Governance grant

National conference grant

Start-up grant

Professional learning grant application form 2020

 

Governance grant application form 2020

 

National conference grant application form 2020

Start-up grant application form 2020

Professional learning grant acquittal form

 *

Governance grant acquittal form

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National conference grant acquittal form 

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Start-up grant acquittal form

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Up to $10 000

Up to $1 500

Up to $15 000

Up to $1 500

* The acquital forms above are the 2019 forms and the 2020 grant acquittal forms will be subject to change

Timeline

The PTANT committee meet when the grant applications close, and we are sorry extensions are not available. The assessment outcome will determine what happens next.

Approved

  • The association accepts the grant after receiving a letter of offer from PTANT
  • PTANT pay the grant.

Not approved

  • Should your application not be approved the PTANT committee will seek more information to consider the application further.
  • The association provides further information and the PTANT committee consider the application again.

Examples of grant applications will be available soon. Please contact us if you have any questions, ptant.doe@nt.gov.au or 89449324.

 

Varying existing grants 

It is important to plan ahead when applying for grants however, occassionally changes occur that impact the delivery of the initial grant application purpose, scope and budget. In the event an association has not used the grant as intended the association has the option to return the unspent grant funds through the acquittal process or apply to vary the grant application and expend the funds in a different way.

Please contact us if you would like to apply to vary an exsisting grant. Variation request are assessed at the time of the request and suject to the same assessment criteria as the origingal application. 

 

Support

Ptant.doe@nt.gov.au

89449324

PTANT is hosting a grant information session on Thursday 24 October at 4:30 pm click here to register

On request we can meet with your association to go over the application process.

PTANT

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

Phone: 08 8944 9324

ABN: 463 302 816 41