Western Australia Minister for Training and Workforce Development Peter Collier
Grants Open For Adult Learners’ Week
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia’s community organisations are being urged to apply for a share of $40,000 in Government grants to host activities and events during this year’s Adult Learners’ Week (September 1-8).
Training and Workforce Development Minister Peter Collier said the grants would be available to organisations that helped celebrate, promote and highlight the value of adult learning in the community.
“Adult Learners’ Week provides an excellent chance to showcase the depth and diversity of learning opportunities available throughout the State, while also rewarding individuals who have achieved outstanding results in adult learning.” Mr. Collier said.
“Grants of up to $1,000 will be available to individual organisations that provide significant events dedicated to adult learning.”
“These may include literacy workshops, environmental activities, music and foreign language appreciation courses as well as outdoor or Aboriginal cultural activities.” Mr. Collier said.
The Minister said grants of up to $2,500 would be available to organisations planning a joint activity or an awards event to recognise outstanding achievement in adult learning.
Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated nationally and internationally each year with more than 40 countries expected to take part in celebrations in 2010.
Last year’s event attracted participants from across the State with 25 organisations receiving Government grants.
“Adult Learners’ Week brings together thousands of people, including education providers, volunteers and not for profit organisations, eager to acquire new knowledge, skills and confidence.” Mr. Collier said.
“It serves as a great reminder that learning is a lifelong experience.”
Applications close on Friday, May 28.