FOUNDATION OF GRADUATES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES WARRAWONG PROFESSIONAL LEARNING GRANTS
The Warrawong fund supports not-for-profit early childhood services or organizations in Victoria to enable staff to undertake training or professional development in the field of early childhood, and projects and initiatives relating to the training and professional development of staff working in the field of early childhood.
The following questions appear in the on-line application for Warrawong grants. They must be answered to give you the best chance of gaining a grant.
These questions are provided so that you can get together the necessary information before you complete the on-line application.
To be eligible for a grant you must meet the following criteria:
Note: Grants cannot be given to individuals to pursue personal professional enhancement. The grant application must demonstrate that the professional development program will have wider benefits for an entire organization.
To enhance your organizationís chance of gaining a grant you should consider the following:
Priority will be given to applications which can demonstrate that their staff are disadvantaged in pursuit of professional development opportunities due to geographic location, physical, personal, economic or social circumstances.
Priority will be given to applications from organizations which provide services to children and families who are disadvantaged in some way.
Preview of questions contained in the on-line application form.
You will be asked questions related to your organization.
You will be asked for details of the organizationís bank account into which grant funds will be paid.
Note: The nominated bank account must be operated by the organisation. Funds cannot be paid into an individualís bank account.
You will be asked for information about the professional development program/experience.
Limits have been placed on the number of words you can use in answering these questions.
If applying for an accredited training/professional development program, you will need to indicate the type of course and name of organisation/person delivering the program. Where the professional learning will take place? Date and duration of the professional learning. Note: Activities must be completed within 12 months of receiving the grant.
You will be asked to indicate an area of disadvantage related to your clients and/or to your staff.
You could outline the social/economic/physical challenges faced by the clients your organization serves.
And/or you could outline the social/economic/ geographic impediments to your staff accessing professional development opportunities. 200 words maximum.
You will be asked for a detailed breakdown of the program budget including any fees, staffing, travel costs, related equipment etc.
Many an application fails because the budget lacks rigour and/or sufficient detail. Please provide a carefully considered budget to maximize your chances of success.
Final things to consider
Applications must be lodged using the on-line application form by the exact time of the due date. The application form will be automatically disabled after that time.
The on-line form can be saved and revisited at a later time - simply click the 'Save and resume later' feature at the bottom of the page. Once submitted, further edits are not able to be made.
Before submission, please print and read over your application carefully, as applications cannot be retrieved and re-edited after submission.
For further information about the Warrawong Professional Learning Grant: go to Frequently Asked Questions and Grant Guidelines.