Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities 2009-10

Fri, 17/07/2009

The purpose of the Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC) fund is to reach disadvantaged communities and individuals and support local voluntary and community sector organisations to develop their capacity to deliver learning opportunities for residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods. 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 support.
This year the NLDC fund will be separated into two strands ensuring the funding is available to the varied organisations delivering within Manchester and to ensure the fund is targeted at those areas or groups which are not effectively reached by other provision:

  • Strand 1 is intended for those organisations that have successfully delivered learning in the past and can clearly demonstrate their ability to achieve the outputsi required by the programme.  
  • Strand 2 is aimed at organisations that are new to NLDC funding and/or need support and guidance in developing their capacity to deliver programmes of learning.  This funding will be used for smaller projects, for which the maximum amount of funding is £15,000 per organisation.  

Recipients of this fund are intended to be voluntary and community sector organisations engaged in direct delivery of learning and/or working in partnership with a range of providers that are offering learning. Deadline for applications is 17 July 2009. Successful applicants will be contacted by 1 August 2009. For further information please see the documents below: