Centre Spot receives Government funding as part of Learning Revolution

Centre Spot is celebrating securing a Government grant as part of a ‘learning for pleasure’ innovation spearheaded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Centre Spot is one of over 213 winning projects.

The aim of the project will be to engage young people aged 19 – 25 from disadvantaged communities from Inner City Birmingham in a series of Arts and Craft Workshops supplemented by Sports, and complimented by Mentoring.

The intention is of getting the target group active, discovering and connecting different learning experiences so that they can help to find what interests them and deepen their passion for learning.

This grant is from the £20 million Transformation Fund, launched by Government to offer funding for to innovative informal adult learning projects in England. This brings to life The Learning Revolution, a White Paper presented to Parliament in March 2009.

The projects, many spearheaded by partnerships between public, private and third sector organisations, will help improve mental health, physical well-being, active citizenship and community cohesion, as well as providing a stepping stone towards further learning, qualifications and employment for many people.