2021 Teaching Initiatives Program Grants

Bank First Community Fund

Applications are now open for our 2021 Teaching Initiatives Program (TIP)

Proudly supported by Bank First Community Fund, the Teaching Initiatives Program (TIP) was developed to support schools and preschools with their goals of encouraging excellence in education and to bring innovative teaching initiatives to life. Grants are available to support such initiatives.

Schools and preschools across Victoria are eligible to enter. Since inception in 1993, the Teaching Initiatives Program has provided over $700,000 in funding. 

This year, a share in $30,000 is available for initiatives that enhance student learning outcomes in the following categories:



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture



Yin & Yang

Engage with Asia


General Curriculum



How to Apply


How your school can apply

Share your teaching initiative and how it will improve student learning outcomes to be in the running to receive a grant to implement your idea. Applications close Friday 30 April.

Apply online now

How does it work?

Tell us about your initiative – it could be a new program, teaching method or innovative idea. The TIP judging panel consider each idea based on its merits to select the grant recipients.

View Guidelines and FAQs

Need inspiration?

Check out the 2020 grant recipients and their initiatives. Since inception in 1993, we have provided over $700,000 to support the initiatives of 550+ Schools and Preschools.

View previous recipients

Have more questions?

If you have any questions or queries, please view our Guidelines and FAQs page.