Teaching Initiatives Program

Rewarding innovation in education.

For more than 30 years our member-owned bank has funded innovative projects in Victorian schools. As a bank established by teachers, for teachers, educating and supporting teachers is in our ethos. It comes naturally to us and TIP is a program we're very proud of.

Teachers and educators bank with us because not only do we offer great rates on all of the products and services you expect from your bank, they know that as a mutual bank, our profits are ploughed back into our communities.

Generations of school children have benefited from TIP funding. Projects range from establishing worm and compost farms, music, art and performing arts equipment and programs, mathematical and recycled playgrounds and those which reflect cultural and Indigenous diversity in our schools.

In 2024 we're looking forward to including more schools on our TIP map, including yours.

Program Timeline

1

15 April

Entries
Open

2

9 June

Entries
Close

3

21 June

Recipients
Announced

4

24 June

People's Choice
Open

5

10 July

People's Choice
Close

6

11 July

People's Choice
Announced

Now Open!


In 2024, we're looking for innovative projects which will benefit a school community. Grants up to $2000 are available, including an additional $500 for our People's Choice winner.

31 years of
education innovation

Being customer-owned, we can invest profits into communities.
Providing opportunities for our future leaders.

Explore Map

By the
numbers

31

years since we started in 1993

732

total grants given to schools

$840000

invested in schools