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Scottish Training Organisations given funding for 2005- 2006

The Scottish Executive announces over £650,000 to be awarded to national voluntary organisations to provide learning opportunities for adults in 2005- 2006.

The funding will be used to help 12 voluntary organisations maintain their headquarters in Scotland and train key staff.

Deputy Lifelong Learning Minister Allan Wilson said:

“The Executive is committed to providing learning opportunities for everyone in Scotland, and voluntary organisations play an important role in helping deliver on this.

“Lifelong learning contributes to a successful Scotland by creating the skills and knowledge both the economy and society need to prosper and close the opportunity gap.

“The funding which I have announced today will help ensure these organisations can continue and build on the vital work they currently perform in the community.”

The Executive provides grants under the Further Education (Approved Associations)(Scotland) Grant Regulations 1989 to organisations working in the community based adult learning field.

The list of national organisations to receive headquarter grants for 2005-2006 are:

Discovery Award Association – £5,125

Dyslexia Scotland – £37,925

LEAD Scotland – £107,625

Learning Link Scotland – £56,375

Scottish Adult Learning Partnership – £20,000

Scottish Pre-Retirement Council – £15,000

Scottish Trades Union Congress – £19,782

Scottish Womens Rural Institutes – £38,500

Skill Scotland – £50,225

Workbase – £12,300

Workers Educational Association – £261,375

World Development Movement – £26,650

The list of national organisations to receive Training grants for 2005-2006 are:

Dyslexia Scotland – £700

LEAD Scotland – £350

Learning Link Scotland – £1,163

Workbase – £1,950

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