Section IV: Funding Guidelines
Special Interest Councils will develop budgets and manage funds to address needs of the Provincial Special Interest Council and any associated affiliates.
Reimbursements for expenses shall be at NLTA rates as outlined here: https://lfweb.nlta.nl.ca/Forms/expense
A. General Funding Guidelines
Based upon submission of Viability Profiles, Annual Provincial Registration and Budget Request Forms and AGM/BGM Reports, each council will receive an annual administrative grant from the NLTA to a maximum of $10,000.
b) Affiliate Grants
Based upon submission of Viability Profiles, Annual Provincial Registration and Budget Request Forms and AGM/BGM Reports, where affiliates exist, each of the Provincial Councils will provide funding to affiliates, the amount to be determined by the financial needs of each affiliate and the Provincial Council’s ability to pay.
B. Grant Allocations and Provincial Conference Funds
a) Membership Fees in Councils
- Membership fees are optional.
- The maximum annual fee for active membership shall be $100.
- Membership fees shall be established, and may be changed, by resolution at a general meeting of a particular council.
- Membership fees shall be levied only at the provincial level for any particular council; however, affiliates of councils may generate funds, but only in accordance with stated Association policy.
b) Provincial Conference Funds
The surplus revenues from the planning and implementation of a provincial Special Interest Council conference or forum are to be held and controlled by the Provincial Council and such funds redirected to future conferences and initiatives as identified by the Provincial Council.
C. Special Projects
A Special Project is one which may not have been included in the initially submitted budget of a Special Interest Council for a particular year, but the project is of such importance for the council specifically, and education generally, that additional funding should be considered by the NLTA.
- The project must be related to the overall objectives of a particular Special Interest Council’s terms of reference and must be for the improvement of education generally within a particular discipline.
- The project must not be so narrow in scope that it loses general applicability to a wider audience within the Special Interest Council’s membership.
- All funding sources must be disclosed. Upon completion of special project funding, a council may be asked to supply an audited financial statement.
- The funding request must be made at least two months in advance of the anticipated project, except for extraordinary circumstances.
- Upon completion of the project, a report must be filed with the responsible Administrative Officer of the NLTA.
b) Special Project Budget Information
The project request form will require the following information:
- A detailed description of the project, including how it follows the programming guidelines of the SIC and is applicable to the wider SIC membership.
- A detailed budget which outlines all sources of funding and all anticipated expenditures and revenue.
D. Teachers Talking to Teachers
The Teachers Talking to Teachers Program is available to Special Interest Councils as host groups. Further details and application guidelines can be found at: http://www.nlta.nl.ca/teachers-talking-to-teachers-program/
E. Dissolution of a Special Interest Council
In the event that a Provincial Council ceases to be active, namely, that the council fails to form an executive or does not meet viability criteria, the assets of the council shall be turned over to the NLTA and redeployed to Special Interest Council activity.