Productive Ageing through Community Education

Program Overview

The Productive Ageing through Community Education (PAtCE) Program provides competitive, grants-based funding to support adult education providers and community organisations to expand the delivery of education and training courses tailored to the needs of senior Australians (aged 60 and above).

The program aims to facilitate community engagement, active ageing, skill building and re-engagement with the world of voluntary or paid work.  It also encourages the development of positive peer support networks among participants and where applicable, between participants and the wider community.

The program, which commenced in 2012-13, offers between 50 and 200 small grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 per year. 

Announcement of Round 1 grant recipients

There were a total of 96 grants awarded under Round 1 of the PAtCE Program. Congratulations to all successful organisations: Grant Recipients |

Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions 

Ministerial Declaration on Adult Community Education

Documents and templates for successful applicants

These following documents are provided for information only, and should be read in conjunction with the Program Guidelines. Successful applicants will be contacted individually to provide the necessary documentation, when required.




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