Next Members’ meeting – Thursday 27 May 2021 at 1.30pm

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 27 May 2021; again this meeting will be a virtual meeting. On this occasion we will be using GoToMeeting again but we are investigating the use of alternative systems.

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Nine regional workshops to promote the £10m Flexible Learning Fund

In the first weeks of 2018, the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) will be hosting nine free regional workshops funded by the Department for Education to promote the £10 million Flexible Learning Fund1 to employers, adult education providers and other potential bidders. The Fund welcomes bids submitted on a collaborative basis and the workshops will also provide an opportunity for structured networking to form new partnerships.

The Flexible Learning Fund has been created to support projects that deliver learning to adults in work or returning to work with low or intermediate level skills in ways that are flexible and easy to access. It has been designed to test different approaches to learning and will provide important evidence on what works, and what does not, in engaging adults with learning.

The workshops will give employers and adult education providers an opportunity to learn more about what is entailed in putting together a successful bid alongside the opportunity to network and potentially partner with others.

Up to £10m funding is available. The Fund offers bidders the chance to apply for up to £1m grant funding however bids for a range of funding amounts are encouraged, including those significantly below the maximum. The closing date for submitting proposals is 31 January 2018.

The list of dates and bookings include:
Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018 Hilton Hotel, Sheffield
Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 Textile Centre of Excellence, Huddersfield
Friday, 12 Jan 2018 Etc. Venues, Birmingham
Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 Marriot Hotel, Bristol
Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 Holiday Inn, Southampton
Newcastle
Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 Marriott Hotel, Peterborough
Friday, 19 Jan 2018 Friends’ House, London
Manchester

Workshops in Newcastle and Manchester added to the programme, (dates confirmed). Bookings for the workshops be made using this link.

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