For assistance with any part of your application contact your local Variety office on 1300 482 743
Variety’s Scholarship Program supports children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.
Applications can only be accepted for children up to the age of 18 and who are NT residents. Scholarships are awarded to support children in the areas of the arts, sport and education. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis and must be spent within 12 months. Scholarships will be limited to $3,000 per year, per application.
Scholarship Area Examples (Note: Scholarships are NOT limited to just these examples).
- The Arts (Singing, Visual Arts, Musical Theatre, Dance).
- Sport (Goalball, Wheelchair basketball, Athletics).
- Education (Extracurricular tuition for intellectual pursuits (eg. maths, physics, literature), Traineeships/Apprenticeships).
Examples of items funded:
- Equipment (Art supplies, sports wheelchair, sporting equipment).
- Competition Fees.
- Cost of skilled based courses eg. Forklift licence.
Examples of Scholarships listed below:
- Male, 7: Sport - Athletics (Training fees and equipment ).
- Male, 15: The Arts - Singing (Vocal lessons).
- Female, 14: The Arts - Visual Arts (Art classes, art materials, artwork framing and exhibition and entry fees and catalogues).
VARIETY’S APPLICATION PROCESS
1. The application form must be submitted with relevant supporting documents attached, as listed in the guidelines.
2. Once an application has been submitted, a member of Variety’s Grants Team will be in contact with you to discuss your application and ensure that all required information and documentation has been provided.
3. Applications will open in October 2019 and will remain open until the Scholarship fund is exhausted.
4. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing as soon as possible from October 2019 with funds available to be spent from this time. The Committee meets monthly and applications will be discussed at the next available Committee meeting.
5. Once a grant is approved:
a. Variety will be in contact with the family to facilitate purchases and payments. Variety will pay the supplier directly on invoice. Payment will NEVER be made directly to a child’s family, nor will cash payments or reimbursements be made.
b. The grant should be spent within 12 months of the approval date. Upon expiration, the grant will lapse and a new application will need to be submitted.
c. Variety requests that two updates are submitted over the 12-month Scholarship, detailing the child’s progress. Successful applicants will be provided with a progress report to complete, closer to the time.
d. Photos and feedback from the Scholarship recipient are required.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING SMARTYGRANTS
Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.
Variety NT’s online grant application system is powered by SmartyGrants.
If you need any help submitting a form online, please contact the Variety NT office, or download the Help Guide for Applicants. Or click here to read some SmartyGrants Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
Moving through the Application Form
On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want. You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.
Saving your Draft Application
If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Submissions’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off. You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.
Submitting your Application
You will find a ‘Review’ and ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.
Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.
Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.
When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.
If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.
Attaching Supporting Documents
You will need to upload attachments to support your application, which requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, on a zip drive, or similar.
You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, it is recommended to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time. Photos of documents can be submitted as attachments.
A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. For example, a parent/guardian and child’s referee could work on the same application form, however, only one person can be logged in at the same time. The same login details need to be used.