Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities commissions local voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver learning opportunities for residents of disadvantaged neighbourhoods that add value to the range and mix of provision currently available across the borough.
Funding is secured as part of the Skills Funding Agency Adult Safeguarded Learning contract delivered by Doncaster Council’s Adult, Family & Community Learning Service (AFCL). It is administered through a steering group of the AFCL service. They agree priorities each year by considering the borough strategy targets, local health and employment data and community needs.
Organisations are able to apply each summer for project delivery in the next academic year, normally 1 August – 31 July.