Adult Education Grant

Adult Education Grants are available for activities that promote adult education in Ayrshire.

For the purpose of this section, adult education is defined as "learning activities undertaken by adults after a break since leaving initial education and training which result in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills".  This covers the types of learning that occur in community settings, such as an activity group, as well as more formal settings, including year-long learning opportunities or short courses which may carry credentials and/or support a vocation.

The Trust can help offset the costs of arranging for lectures or other suitable types of instruction in the local community.  This can include fees, travelling expenses and personal expenses of lecturers or other instructors and other expenditure necessarily incurred in providing the adult education.

The Trust can also help adults living in Ayrshire to attend a centre to take up a learning opportunity.  In this case the Trust will look at:

  • your academic achievement
  • the extent of your financial need - a household income table needs to be completed
  • the expenses you are likely to incur

Grants cannot be made to support attendance at university or college courses, where alternative funding sources are available.

Download the application form

Download the Letter of Representation

Download the Household Income Form 

Contact Information

Education Service
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576004
Telephone: 01563 576087
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