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ACT grants to help mature workers overcome job barriers now open

The 2018 ACT Mature Workers Grants Program is now open for applications. The closing date for submission is midnight, 1 October 2018.

The ACT Government’s Mature Workers Grants Program aims to support new services designed to address barriers experienced by mature workers seeking to upskill or reskill.

The ACT Government recognises the immense capacity of mature workers and understands the need to provide unique support so they can upskill and fill key roles in workplaces across the Canberra region. Upskilling or retraining can assist mature workers to take advantage of new work opportunities emerging from growth areas in the local economy and enhance their experience of being a valued contributor to the community.

The Mature Workers Grants Program also aims to identify and address barriers impacting employers’ utilisation of Canberra’s mature workforce to meet their skills needs. Skills Canberra is looking to fund new activities that will assist employers to recruit and retain skilled, experienced, mature workers.

Grant funding will be available on a competitive basis to support highly targeted projects that contribute to achieving positive outcomes for the participation and productivity of mature workers. Approximately $500,000 will be available to eligible organisations for projects to be implemented over the next two to three years.

Information Session

Applicants are invited to attend the scheduled information session on 14 September 2018.

Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Conference Room, Level 4, Canberra Nara Centre, 1 Constitution Avenue, Canberra City

Registration: Please email the name of your organisation along with the name and contact information of the person/s attending the Information session to Skills Canberra by 13 September 2018.

Application process

Applications must be submitted via the Smarty Grants online application process.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss the 2018 ACT Mature Workers Grants Program please don’t hesitate to contact the Manager, Mature Workers Grants Program, Skills Canberra.

Phone: +61 2 6205 8555

Email: skills@act.gov.au

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