ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program

Adult Community Education (ACE) plays a critical and unique role alongside Canberra’s vocational education and training sector.

ACE participants often face complex barriers to participation in learning or work; may be vulnerable, hard to reach and engage; or need to learn the skills to thrive in formal training settings.

The ACT ACE Grants Program supports ACE projects delivered in welcoming and supportive community-based environments. Each year since 1998, the ACT Government has funded ACE projects that target local needs, capturing the interest of participants through engaging delivery. These projects have reached a broad range of people, from the long-term unemployed, disengaged young people and mature-aged Canberrans, migrant populations and those whose language, literacy and numeracy skills are underdeveloped.

The ACT ACE Grants Program is recognised as a vehicle for the delivery of accredited and non-accredited foundation skills learning activities with far-reaching potential for individual empowerment and development. Importantly, these broad-based activities also teach participants how to engage in informal learning that makes formal training possible and future employment more likely.

2018 ACT ACE Grants Program: Application Round

The application guidelines for the 2018 ACE Grants Program is provided below:

ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Application Guidelines 2018 PDF (266kb)

The application period opens on Friday 13 October 2017 and closes on Tuesday 14 November 2017. An information session for potential 2018 ACE services providers will be held on Thursday 12 October 2017.

Application forms

The link to the application SmartForm is provided below:

2018 ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program SmartForm

The Partner Organisation Details and Declaration Form is provided below. (Please note that it is the applicant organisation’s responsibility to attach completed, scanned forms to their application via the upload function in the SmartForm).

Partner Organisation Details and Declaration Form PDF (182kb)

2018 ACE Information Session presentation 12 October 2017

Please find below a pdf of the presentation slides.

2018 ACT ACE Information Session PDF (3954kb)

Please find below the PowerPoint presentation with speaking notes. (Please note, speaking notes begin on Slide 10).

2018 ACT ACE Information Session(1302kb)

2017 ACT ACE Grants Program: Funded Projects

Information about the successful 2016 ACE projects is provided below.

ACE Grants Funding 2017 MS Word File (33kb)

ACE Grants Funding 2017 PDF (86kb)