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Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities Fund 2011-2012

29 Jun 2011 - 09:17 by michelle.foster

Manchester Adult Education Service in partnership with Greater Manchester Skills Funding Agency have released information about the Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC) Fund 2011-2012.

The purpose of the Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC) fund is to:
• reach disadvantaged communities and individuals; to enable them to participate in learning
• support local voluntary and community sector organisations to develop their capacity to deliver learning opportunities for residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) stipulates that a minimum of 75% of NLDC revenue provision must support Skills for Jobs. Focusing NLDC funding on Skills for Jobs will enable the funds to be used to prepare adults from disadvantaged areas for sustainable employment.

The City Council’s and MAES’ priorities are also to tackle the issue of worklessness amongst key groups in the most deprived wards of the City, particularly those residents in receipt of out of work benefits.

The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing and providing progression routes to further learning and employment and volunteering.

All learners must be resident in the following wards:
North Manchester – Moston, Harpurhey, Charlestown, Cheetham
New East Manchester – Ancoats & Clayton, Bradford, City Centre, Miles Platting & Newton Heath, Gorton South
Central Manchester – Ardwick, Hulme, Moss Side, Longsight
South Manchester – Fallowfield, Whalley Range, Chorlton Park, Burnage, Old Moat
Wythenshawe – Baguley, Brooklands, Northenden, Sharston, Woodhouse Park

The NLDC Fund will fund projects from a minimum of £10,000 up to a maximum of £75,000.

Recipients of this fund are intended to be voluntary and community sector organisations engaged in direct delivery of learning.

Organisations can apply jointly with other providers working with them in partnership or as part of a consortium; as can organisations concerned with outreach work, employment support, employment brokers, learndirect centres, UK online centres, FE Colleges, Local Authority services and centres serving their local community.

For further details and to apply, see below.

For further information, contact Elaine Borrell, on 0161 234 5610, or email: e.borrell@manchester.gov.uk.

Deadline: Tuesday 19 July 2011, 12:00

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