$2.3 million Victorian Government grants program strengthens Learn Local

Nearly 60 projects around the state will share in $2.3 million in funding from the ACFE Board’s Partnerships for Access grant program.

Announcing the funding on 29 January at Winchelsea Community House, Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert said the funding would support Learn Local providers to work closer together to better share resources and offer more pre-accredited training programs.

In the Barwon region, a $163,990 grant will support a new strategic alliance between the 25 members of the Barwon Network of Neighbourhood Centres which operate in Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Colac Otway Shire and the Borough of Queenscliff.

ACFE Board Chair, Rowena Allen, said supporting stronger local partnerships is a key part of the ACFE Board’s Learn Local Focusing on the Future strategy.

Ms Allen said a total of 217 organisations are participating in the Partnerships for Access program, including 151 Learn Local organisations and 66-non Learn Local providers, including community organisations, local government, LLENs, TAFEs and schools.

To view the list of successful funding recipients and find out more about how the Partnership for Access Program is supporting Learn Local providers, visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/providers/learnlocal/Pages/acfeboardfund.aspx