Information for providers

Information for providers on applying for funding.

The services commissioned by the Community Learning fund must be delivered in the borough of Richmond for the benefit of Richmond residents only.

There are several priority areas that Community Learning would like to see supported:

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Funding 2017/18

Round 1 - For courses/activities to be fully delivered up to Tuesday 31 July 2018, electronic applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 1 August 2017 to be considered. Late applications will not be considered. Please submit electronic copies only to

The Commissioning Board will meet on the week commencing Monday 14 August 2017 and providers will be notified of the outcome of their bid application by Thursday 31 August 2017.

Providers will receive email confirmation of receipt of their application. However, it is the responsibility of the applicant to contact Community Learning if they have not received confirmation within 24 hours of the closing date.

Forms for providers 2017/18

Data protection

The information you supply will be used by the Skills Funding Agency, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to issue you with a Unique Learner Number (ULN), and to create your Personal Learning Record. For more information about how your information is processed and shared refer to the Extended Privacy Notice available on GOV.UK.

Where to deliver Community Learning activities

Community Learning activities should be delivered in easily accessible locations to enable greater participation from vulnerable, socially isolated groups within the community.

These should be value for money and may include children’s centres, community centres, schools, housing association venues, residential care homes, community halls, and a variety of other local settings.

Governance of Community Learning

Community Learning is part of Achieving for Children, a new community interest company providing services to the London Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston. Formerly Community Learning was managed directly by the Local Authority.

Community Learning is governed by the Richmond Community Learning Partnership, consisting of the following stakeholders:

  • Achieving for Children
  • LBRuT Adult Services
  • Richmond Adult Community College
  • Richmond Council for Voluntary Services

Minutes of the Richmond Community Learning Partnership meetings

Date of last meeting: Monday 30 January 2017

Community Learning Provider Network Meetings

Providers are invited to attend a termly provider network meeting to consult with others on the provision of existing activities and opportunities available for adult learners, and to identify future needs.

The network ensure that providers are kept fully informed and consulted of Community Learning plans, strategies, priorities and targets for the provision of adult learning in the Richmond borough. The network also provides an opportunity for providers to network and share good practice.

Minutes of the Community Learning Provider Network meetings

Date of last meeting: Thursday 30 March 2017

You said, we did

We have listened to what providers have said at these meetings and taken the following actions:

Successful Community Learning bids

Updated: 10 October 2017