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Project and Partnership Fund

Improving skills for you, your community, your business


Skills & Learning works with partners to deliver learning to people and groups, aged 19+, who do not normally access mainstream courses. The Project and Partnership Fund is open to bids from Third Sector and community organisations that are able to provide innovative learning opportunities for adults from priority groups and those from areas of deprivation as measured in the government deprivation indices.

The Project and Partnership Fund should reopen for bids in the spring of 2021

The aims of the Project and Partnership Fund are:

  • To deliver high quality teaching and learning to meet individual community needs.
  • To encourage those who would not normally see themselves as learners to access learning, increase their self esteem and confidence and develop their life and work skills.
  • To offer pre-employment support and training to prepare adults for employment.
  • To offer those with special needs and without formal qualifications a bridge back into learning.
  • To offer a clear progression route through learning which will attract and interest the participants into further learning.
  • To provide Family Learning which results in multiple benefits for adults and children, especially for families who are the most disadvantaged and excluded from society.
  • To offer innovative learning opportunities that will engage those who do not see the benefit of learning.

The following projects were awarded funding for 2019/20:

Family Learning

This project will build positive family relationships, personal skills, mental health, well-being and aspirations whilst developing social cohesion.

Family Learning

To support parents to engage more effectively with their children and create an environment where all feel valued and listened to.

Family Learning

Developing and supporting social cohesion within families and communities for LGBTQ+.

The Growth Project

Aimed at improving the wellbeing of vulnerable or disadvantaged adults using a range of bespoke horticultural and personal development activities and support.

Intervention Project

The aim of the project is to deliver free domestic abuse courses in the local community. The courses empower clients who have been in abusive relationships, with lifelong skills, tools and techniques to effectively make healthy choices for themselves and their children.

Family Learning

The client group will be adults who have been displaced by the civil war in Syria and recently resettled into Bournemouth Dorset and Poole under the UK Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

Vulnerable Adults

The aim of the project is to work with adults who are vulnerable and / or living in significant disadvantage, in order to increase their psychological and physical wellbeing. The principal focus should be on healthy eating and cookery.

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