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Funding available for community-based education programmes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: funding, Training, education, support

The Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC) has funds to support community groups through the Adult Community Education (ACE) programme.

This funding is provided by the Government through the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission). The aim of the funding is to support adult learners (16 years and over) to raise foundation skills in order to provide pathways to higher learning, employment, or better social engagement.

Contact Anne-Marie Rose at the Hagley Adult Literacy Centre if you wish to set up and get funding or support for any kind of course for adults (03 379 1916 or anne-marie.rose[at]

Priority Learners who can be supported by ACE programmes include those:

  • with low, or no secondary school qualifications;
  • who identify as Māori or Pasifika; or
  • who are a migrant or refugee with English language needs and are permanent residents of New Zealand.

Courses suitable for the ACE funding need to run for a minimum of six hours and include any of the following:

  • Reading manuals, instructions, recipes, handouts and the like;
  • Listening and following instructions;
  • Interacting in discussion groups;
  • Formal or informal writing; or
  • Calculating measurements.

Your organisation or group that provides the course needs to:

  • provide a venue within your community;
  • engage a tutor for the course;
  • promote the course via your community networks; and
  • provide resources.

The current rate of funding is $4.56 plus GST per learner hour.

Examples of courses that are eligible for ACE funding include:

  • cooking or sewing;
  • bicycle maintenance;
  • small business courses;
  • CV writing or any other job seeking skills courses;
  • health, relationships and well-being courses;
  • learner driver licence;
  • computer skills courses; and
  • Menz sheds.

Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC).

What the Hagley Adult Literacy Centre can do for community education providers

The Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC) can provide:

  • ACE funding for your learners;
  • support with programme development especially the literacy and numeracy skills component;
  • liaison with TEC;
  • assistance with the paperwork required; and
  • a venue and tutor if necessary.

Contact the HALC Manager Joanna Fox for more information (027 283 8538 or[at]

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