About Regional Groups

ANZATA Regional Groups have been established to provide peer-support and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to our members. Maintaining your CPD is essential for ongoing ANZATA professional membership. In addition, because those working in our profession often experience isolation, both professionally and geographically, Regional Groups provide a vital peer support and networking function.

ANZATA offers grants to assist with the cost of establishing a new group as well as providing ongoing financial support. Geographical distribution is used as criteria to consider applications in order to encourage the widest spread of support. 

Establishing a Regional Group

Criteria for Regional Groups:

  • The Regional Group is to be comprised of a minimum of three current ANZATA members. 
  • The Regional Group Leader must be a current Professional Member.
  • Non-member guests can be invited to attend any event.
  • Regional Groups can be used for Continuing Professional Development and/or Supervision.
  • Each Regional Group must complete an annual report using the online Annual Report Form

Funding for Regional Groups

Establishment Grant

  • The Regional Group Leader must apply using the online Establishment Grant application form.
  • Each new group must set up a bank account for the Regional Group with two signatories.
  • Once approved, a new group will be funded $500 as an establishment grant into the group bank account. 

Annual Grants

  • Each Regional Group must complete an annual report using the online Annual Report Form
  • Financial documentation must be included in groups' annual reports.
  • Each Regional Group can apply once a calendar year for a grant of $500.
  • ANZATA has a ceiling of $5000 for total expenditure for each calendar year for all Regional Group activities. Therefore funding is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Reports and photos of significant activities should be written up and submitted in the ANZATA News newsletter.

For more information please contact the chair of the Regional Groups Sub-committee: 
Jen Jamieson

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