Information for providers

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

Key priorities

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

Apply for funding

The funding round for Community Learning courses/activities to be delivered from Thursday 1 August 2019, it is now open and will close on Friday 30 April 2019 at 5pm.

Forms for providers 2019/20

GDPR and data protection

The information you supply will be used by the Education 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, please 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 community interest company providing services to the London Boroughs of Richmond, Royal Borough of Kingson, and Windsor and Maidenhead. Prior to 2014, 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
  • Richmond and Wandsworth SSA - Adult Services
  • Richmond and Wandsworth SSA - Economic Development
  • Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College
  • Richmond Council for Voluntary Services

Minutes of the Richmond Community Learning Partnership meetings

Date of next meeting: To be confirmed.

Community Learning Provider Contract Monitoring meetings

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

These meetings 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 Provider Contract Monitoring meetings also provide an opportunity for providers to network and share good practice.

Minutes of the Community Learning Provider Contract Monitoring meetings

Date of next meeting: Thursday 11 October 2018

Who we are funding to deliver Community Learning activities in Richmond Borough

Updated: 17 March 2020