The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board's Capacity and Innovation Fund provides opportunities for Learn Local organisations to develop and implement projects designed to meet learner needs and to increase participation and attainment in pre-accredited and accredited training programs.
Capacity and Innovation Fund Aims
The Round 9 Capacity and Innovation Fund aims have been updated to reflect the priorities in the ACFE Board Strategy 2016-2019 for priority learner cohorts.
The CAIF project fund aims to:
Maximise learner participation, equity & access to high quality programs
Support pathways to further education and employment
Demonstrate the effectiveness, socio economic value and impact of pre-accredited training
Respond effectively to identified needs in local communities
For further information about the Capacity and Innovation Fund, see: CAIF 9 Funding Guidelines (docx - 205.42kb)
The ACFE Board is committed to funding projects that lead to tangible outcomes for Learn Local organisations and for learners. Communicating what has been achieved through CAIF projects is equally important so that innovation and best practices can be shared across the Learn Local sector.
In order for the ACFE Board to know whether or not a funded project is on track or has been successful, Learn Local organisations who have successfully applied for CAIF funds must regularly report on the status of the project. The number of reports required will depend on the length of your project.
Round 1 to 9
A list of Learn Local organisations that have been successful through Round 1, 2011 to Round 9, 2017 can be found below:
Publication of final products
In some cases, Learn Local organisations develop products through the Capacity and Innovation funding which have the potential to be shared across the Learn Local and vocational training sector. The ACFE Board has released guidelines for publication of these products on the Department website. Learn Local organisations are invited to submit an application for consideration.
Guidelines for Publication of Products on the Department website (Doc, 177kb)
For more information, see: