Round One of the Productive Ageing through Community Education program is now open.

The 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 will offer between 50 and 200 grants of between $5000 and $20,000 per year. It 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.

Applications are sought from adult community education providers and community organisations for these grants. Courses may cover a range of topics relevant to the needs and interests of senior Australians, on a national or local level.

Applications for Round One will close at 5pm (AEDST) on Monday 18 February 2013.

More information, including the program guidelines and online application form, visit the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research website.

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