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Community Learning Responsiveness Fund

The fund offers local grants for the delivery of adult learning programmes which address the identified needs of local communities. It is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The funding is for the delivery of education and training for Staffordshire adults aged 19+ returning to learning.

The total amount of funding for the 2023-24 academic year is £50,000, with applicants able to request up to £10,000.

The first round of the Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund is now open.

All applicants need to complete an application form, a course information form per course and provide the required compliance documentation.

All funded provision needs to comply with the Education and Skills Funding Agency Adult Education Budget Rules as outlined in the Community Learning Responsiveness Fund Specification’

To receive the specification and application forms please email: communitylearning@staffordshire.gov.uk

Completed application forms should be emailed to: communitylearning@staffordshire.gov.uk by Monday 14 August 2023.

Following a review of the applications all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review by Monday 11 September 2023.

Subject to the availability of funding, there are two further planned funding opportunities throughout the year:

Date application to be submitted to Community LearningPanel Meeting Dates
20 November 2023 w/c 11 December 2023
11 March 2024 w/c 25 March 2024

Further information

If you would like to know more about how your organisation can apply for this funding, please contact Martin Ridge:

Email: martin.ridge@staffordshire.gov.uk

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