Congratulations to the 2022 grant recipients.
This year grants were awarded for a range of initiatives to foster improved student learning in sustainability, general curriculum, diversity, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Vote for your favourite initiative!
The school or preschool with the most votes receive $500 to put towards the ongoing implementation of their initiative and the opportunity to present at the Bank First AGM.
2022 grant recipients
Congratulations to this year’s grant recipients. Check out all the winning entries below.
Frequently asked questions
What is considered a teaching initiative?
New ideas, programs and methods of teaching that support enhanced student learning outcomes are considered initiatives.
Ideas must fall under one of the following categories: General Curriculum, Diversity, Sustainability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
The purchase of computers and software is not considered a teaching initiative, however the development of software that may be used by students or staff will be considered for a grant.
The payment of wages for personnel is also not considered a teaching Initiative.
Further, introducing a program that is in place at another school or institution is not considered a Teaching Initiative. New ideas and methods of teaching are initiatives.
Who is eligible to apply?
The program is open to all Members of Bank First working in Victorian schools and preschools.
What do the successful applicants receive?
A share of $30,000 in funding for education-related initiatives. The amount granted depends on the needs of each initiative, grants have previously ranged from $200 - $2,000.
How are the applications judged?
The TIP judging panel review all applications and select winners based on their level of innovation, student welfare benefits and support of student learning outcomes.
When will applicants find out the result of their application?
Applicants will be notified in late May regarding whether the application for their school/preschool was successful. Successful applicants will also be posted on our website.
If I am successful in my application, when will my school/preschool receive the grant?
Your local Relationship Officer will arrange a visit to your school/preschool to present your TIP funding cheque and certificate in Term 3. A presentation to all staff will be conducted, either at a staff meeting or during the school day. (If covid-19 restrictions prevent a face-to-face presentation, one will be organised online and your grant money sent to the school.)