Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016

Travel Scholarship

 

 

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ECA is committed to supporting the diversity of individuals and organisations working to strengthen the well-being of young children.

Our biennial National Conference is an important sector development event that provides opportunities for networking, professional development and information sharing. We recognise that some individuals and organisations may find it difficult to participate in the conference because of limited resources and/or long travel distance. ECA would like to encourage organisations to take up a travel scholarship to promote participation and reduce barriers for delegates wishing to attend the 2016 Conference – ‘This is Childhood’.

Conference subsidies can be used to pay a proportion of travel, accommodation or registration costs at the discretion of the individual or their employer. You must be prepared to attend the full 3 days of the conference, be available to meet your sponsor and have photos taken for later inclusion in media and promotion by both ECA and the sponsor, and provide feedback on the conference and the value of subsidy following the conference.

Travel subsidy funds will be allocated on a first-in, first basis according to the following criteria:

  • Individuals/small organisations working in regional, rural or remote locations;
  • Practitioners supporting disadvantaged or at risk children;
  • There is a limit of one travel subsidy per service;
  • Priority is given to full registrations; and
  • Conference registration(s) must be paid for in full before the travel subsidy application is assessed.

ECA will be offering 15 single rate subsidies regardless of location. All suitable applicants will be eligible for $1000 (inc GST) to attend the ECA National Conference 2016 – ‘This is Childhood’.

How do you apply?

To apply for a subsidy, complete the application form and email this form back with a copy of your fully paid registration confirmation to conference@earlychildhood.org.au no later than COB 30 June 2016.  

Any applications after this date will not be considered.

Applications for a subsidy will be assessed individually and a response provided within 30 working days. The decision to provide a subsidy is at the discretion of ECA; the subsidies will no longer be available once funds have been committed. We will notify you by email of the outcome of your application and if successful the funds will be deposited into your nominated bank account following the conference.

Please note that funds will only be paid by direct deposit into the bank account in the name of the successful applicant or the name of the service.

Download the application form here