2023-24 International Student Wellbeing Grants Program

Posted 12 months ago

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for events and activities taking place from 1 July 2023 to 1 June 2024 that align with the program’s objectives below.

The program’s objectives are:

  • deliver high quality activities that improve and promote international student wellbeing
  • enhance social connections and belonging of international students living in the Territory
  • increase community understanding of the benefits and value of international students, including population growth and other economic, social and cultural contributions
  • provide tools and strategies for international students to manage mental health, physical safety and employment.

The International Student Wellbeing Grant Program has been established by the Northern Territory Government through Study NT to enhance the wellbeing of international students studying in the Territory.

StudyNT works with education providers, and the business and local communities to welcome international students to achieve academic success and discover new pathways to their future in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Please familiarise yourself with the program guidelines before applying for this grant.

What can be funded

  • exciting and innovative ideas which enrich the wellbeing and experiences of international students while they are studying in the Territory
  • events and activities that meet the program objectives, including activities that increase international students’ social connections and create positive opportunities for them to connect and get involved in the local community
  • events and activities such as (but not limited to) sporting activities, mental health awareness activities, volunteering and leadership programs and community and multicultural events
  • travel costs associated with an event/activity (up to 50% of total grant funding)
  • fees (up to 50% of total grant funding) for facilitators / consultants for the proposed activity or event (e.g. professional development workshop for international students)
  • catering costs (food and non-alcoholic beverages) not exceeding 25% of the total value of the grant.

What can’t be funded

• organisations, community groups, individuals etc. outside of the Territory, unless the event/activity directly benefits international students living in the Territory
• events and activities that do not align to the objectives of the program outlined in these program guidelines and do not have a focus on the wellbeing of international students
• quotes and invoices from family or other registered businesses aligned to the applicant will not be accepted
• purchase of portable assets, e.g. mobile phone, laptop etc.
• gifts, gift cards or cash contributions for organisers or attendees of a successful grant activity
• commercial or business activities (to make a profit)
• activities that have commenced before the grant has been approved
• wages or salaries for an applicant’s employees
• administrative or running costs that are normally the responsibility of a business, for example but not limited to rent, insurances, legal fees, auditing and finance costs
• membership fees to professional organisations
• costs for fundraising or charitable activities
• alcohol purchases
• illegal activities
• costs associated with preparing a Study NT International Student Wellbeing Grant application
• events or activities that are political in nature
• events or activities that are discriminatory.

Key dates

Round 1: 2023-24 International Student Wellbeing Grants Program

Event Date / Time
Applications Open 24/03/2023 7:00 AM
Applications Close 20/04/2023 11:59 PM
Notifications of Outcome 21/05/2023 12:00 PM
Project / Service Commencement 01/07/2023 12:00 PM
Project / Service Completion 01/06/2024 12:00 PM

Supporting Documents

Details Template
Spreadsheet to assist calculating the expenditure for your project / activity when applying for funding. Template-Budget-Calculator-Application.xlsx
Guidelines 2023-24 Wellbeing Grant Guidelines 2023-24 International Student Wellbeing Grant.pdf

Contact Details

Name: Study NT
Role: Department
Phone:  0889997500
Email:  StudyNT@nt.gov.au

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