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Skills Funding Agency: additional 19 colleges to receive funding

The CEO of the Skills Funding Agency, Geoff Russell has confirmed a further 19 colleges will receive funding under the Enhanced Renewal Grant.

These colleges had previously been unsuccessful as they exceeded the Agency’s main allocation of £100 million. However, additional funds have been made available to fund the 19 projects amounting to around £29 million.

Geoff Russell said:  “We are delighted that we can provide Enhanced Renewal Grant allocations to an additional 19 colleges. These grants are part of our continuing support and commitment to colleges and the modernisation of the FE estate.  This investment reflects the crucial role that further education colleges have to play in providing skills to young people, adults and businesses, providing regeneration to local communities and the economy.”

Forty six colleges were successful in the original application for the Enhanced Renewal Grant.

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Do you remember the debacle regarding colleges and their capital budgets £170 million….  Sadly Mark Haysom fell on his sword. This is how the BBC reported it.

….anyway, the Skills and Life Life Long Learning Minister John Hayes has just rode into town!!

Further Education Colleges will today be given the opportunity to bid for a share of £50 million for building projects.
Around 150 colleges who have yet to benefit from the capital programme will each receive approximately £225,000 under a £30 million Renewal Grant – bringing real benefits to the learning and training of young people.
A further £20 million will be made available to colleges through an Enhanced Renewal Grant. Colleges will have the opportunity to add to their Renewal Grant, by bidding to build their total allocation to £1 million. Colleges will be expected to attract additional private finance, providing final projects of significant value.

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News letter Colleges set free, Jobcentre Plus under pressure does this mean privatisation, the Mayor of London

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