Adult Education Budget (4)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Fiona Twycross Fiona Twycross Labour

What are the benefits of supporting small projects that deliver inspiring learning environments, from community kitchens to virtual learning spaces for Londoners?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

My Small Projects and Equipment Fund, which is part of my Skills for Londoners Capital Fund, invites skills providers to propose capital investments that deliver fit-for-purpose facilities, tailored to meet the needs of learners and industry. These projects can deliver a host of benefits, improving the accessibility and efficiency of learning facilities and enabling the delivery of more employer-responsive curriculums. Improved facilities help elevate the quality and range of provision on offer in London, improve learner satisfaction and support progression to higher levels of technical and vocational study. They also enable learners from a broader range of backgrounds to gain new skills, including learners previously or at risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training), as well as learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and BAME learners, offender learners, parents and carers.