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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