The Productive Ageing through Community Education (PAtCE) Program will provide 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 will also encourage the development of positive peer support networks among participants and where applicable, between participants and the wider community.
The program, which commences in 2012-13, will offer between 50 and 200 small grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 per year.
Round 1 of the PAtCE Program closed on Monday 18 February 2013.
Due to the large number of applications received for Round 1, the assessment process is now scheduled for completion in late April 2013. Successful applicants will be contacted from this time. It is expected that all applicants will be notified in writing regarding the outcome of their application by mid-May 2013.
Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions
The following information should be read before commencing an application:
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.