Teaching Initiatives Program 2018

Guidelines & Criteria

What is the Teaching Initiatives Program?

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.

Who is eligible to apply?

The program is open to all customers of Bank First working in Victorian schools and preschools.


What do the successful applications receive?

A share in $30,000 in funding for education related initiatives. The amount granted depends on the needs of each initiative but has ranged from $200 - $2,000 in previous years.


What is considered an initiative?

Initiatives are classified as new concepts, with teaching methods and experiences that enable and enhance student learning.


What is NOT considered an initiative?

The purchase of computers and software, and the payment of wages for personnel are not considered teaching initiatives.


Are there categories for entry?

Yes, our Teaching Initiatives Program provides funding to support the Education Community in the following areas:

  • Indigenous culture.
  • Sustainability.
  • Engage with Asia.
  • General curriculum.

What information must I include in my submission to meet the criteria?

The criteria for submitting an application includes:

  • A brief outline of the initiative and its purpose.
  • Description of the learning outcome and how they will be demonstrated.
  • The proposed timeline and the costs involved.
  • The personnel involved with implementing the initiative.
  • After the implementation of the initiative, the winners must supply Bank First with an evaluation of their initiative which explains how the money was spent and the benefits it produced by September 2019.

To see an overview of the 2018 TIP and Award Guidelines click here.


Other important details:

  • Your proposal must be submitted via the online application form.
  • You MUST answer all questions marked with an asterix.
  • Successful applicants will be expected to supply an evaluation of their award to Bank First in September 2019. This should not exceed two A4 typed pages.
  • All submissions will become the property of Bank First and may be distributed and/or promoted via publications such as Slate, eSlate, website, Annual Review, newsletters to volunteer networks etc, or in a published format as Bank First may deem appropriate.

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