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Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for grants under the Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund have been received from (a) local partnerships and (b) national, regional or cross-regional organisations; how many such applications (i) related to each local authority area and (ii) were for amounts (A) up to £1,000, (B) from £1,001 to £2,000, (C) from £2,000 to £5,000, D) from £5,000 to £10,000, (E) from £10,000 to £20,000, (F) from £20,001 to £30,000 and (G) over £30,000; and what proportion of these applications have been granted. (309487)

Applications for Development Funding under the Community Learning Champions Support Programme were received between 29 September and 26 October 2009. In answer to point (a), 157 applications for grants were received form local partnerships and on point (b), 14 applications were received from national, regional or cross-regional organisations. Details of the applications relating to local authority areas and funding amounts are set out in the following tables.

Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund—aapplications received

Local partnerships157 applications received

Funding band

Proportion successful

Eligible LA districts

Number of applications to work in this area received1

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Number

Percentage

Adur

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Amber Valley

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Ashfield

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

2

66.7

Ashford

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Basildon

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Bassetlaw

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

100.0

Barking and Dagenham

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0.0

Barrow in Furness

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Birmingham

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

1

25.0

Blackburn with Darwen

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Blackpool

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Bolsover

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Bradford

8

0

0

1

0

3

4

0

1

12.5

Brent

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Brighton and Hove

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Bristol, City of

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Burnley

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Camden

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

2

50.0

Carlisle

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Chester

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

100.0

Copeland

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Coventry

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Croydon

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

Darlington

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Derby

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Doncaster

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Dudley

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

Durham

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Ealing

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0.0

Enfield

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Gateshead

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Great Yarmouth

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Greenwich

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Hackney

5

0

0

0

0

2

3

0

1

20.0

Hammersmith and Fulham

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0

Haringey

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

1

25.0

Hastings

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Hyndburn

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Ipswich

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Islington

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

1

33.3

Kingston upon Hull

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Kirklees

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Leeds

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0.0

Leicester

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

1

25.0

Lewisham

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

0.0

Liverpool

5

0

0

0

0

1

4

0

0

0.0

Manchester

10

0

0

0

0

0

10

0

0

0.0

Mansfield

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

2

66.7

Newark and Sherwood

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

100.0

Newham

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

North East Lincolnshire

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Norwich

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.0

Nottingham

7

0

1

0

0

0

6

0

2

28.6

Nuneaton and Bedworth

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Oldham

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0

Oxford

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Pendle

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Portsmouth

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

Preston

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Plymouth

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Redditch

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0

Rochdale

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

Rotherham

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Salford

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

1

33.3

Sandwell

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

1

25.0

Sedgemoor

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Sefton

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Sheffield

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

South Tyneside

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Southampton

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

Southwark

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Stoke on Trent

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Sunderland

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Swale

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0.0

Swindon

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Tameside

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0.0

Telford and Wrekin

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0

Thanet

3

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

0.0

Thurrock

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Tower Hamlets

4

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

1

25.0

Wakefield

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Waltham Forest

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

West Cheshire

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

100.0

West Somerset

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

50.0

Wigan

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0.0

Wirral

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100.0

Worcester

2

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0.0

Total

176

0

1

1

1

23

148

2

50

Regional or cross regional projects12 applications received

Funding band

Proportion successful

Areas covered

Number of applications to work in this area received1

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Number

Percentage

Nottingham

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Derby

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Leicester

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Redcar and Cleveland

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Middlesbrough

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Stockton on Tees

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Burnley

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Calderdale

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Manchester

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Bradford

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Not stated

8

0

0

0

0

1

7

0

1

12.50

Total

18

0

0

0

0

1

17

0

1

National projects2 applications received

Funding band

Proportion successful

Areas covered

Number of applications to work in this area received1

A

B

c

D

E

F

G

Number

Percentage

Islington

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Kingston upon Hull

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Doncaster

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Newcastle upon Tyne

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

North Lincs

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Sheffield

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Not stated

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

100

Total

7

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

1

1 NB Total is a higher figure than the number of total bids as some bids aimed to work in more than one LA area

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many grants have been distributed through the Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund to (a) local partnerships and (b) national, regional or cross-regional organisations; and how many such grants (i) related to each local authority area and (ii) were for amounts (A) up to £1,000, (B) from £1,001 to £2,000, (C) from £2,000 to £5,000, (D) from £5,000 to £10,000, (E) from £10,000 to £20,000, (F) from £20,001 to £30,000 and (G) over £30,000. (309488)

Applications for Development Funding under the Community Learning Champions Support Programme were received between 29 September and 26 October 2009. In answer to point (a) 34 grants have been distributed to local partnerships and on point (b), two grants have been distributed to national, regional or cross-regional organisations.

Details of the grants relating to local authority areas and funding amounts are set out in the attachment as follows.

Community learning champions support programme development fund—successful applications, local partnerships—34 applications granted

Funding band

Eligible LA districts

Number of successful projects to work in this area

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Adur

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Ashfield

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Bassetlaw

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Birmingham

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Blackpool

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Bolsover

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Bradford

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Brent

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Brighton and Hove

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Bristol, City of

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Burnley

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Camden

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Chester

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Coventry

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Darlington

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Durham

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Great Yarmouth

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Hackney

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Haringey

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Hastings

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Hyndburn

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Ipswich

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Islington

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Kingston upon Hull

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Kirklees

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Leicester

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Mansfield

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Newark and Sherwood

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

North East Lincolnshire

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Nottingham

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Pendle

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Preston

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Plymouth

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Salford

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Sandwell

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Sedgemoor

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Sefton

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

South Tyneside

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Southwark

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Stoke on Trent

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Tower Hamlets

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

West Cheshire

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

West Somerset

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Wirral

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Total

50

0

0

0

0

2

48

0

Regional or cross regional projects—one application granted

Funding band

Areas covered

Number of successful projects to work in this area1

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Not stated

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Total

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

National projects—one application granted

Funding band

Areas covered

Number of successful projects to work in this area1

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

Not stated

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Total

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1 Total is a higher figure than the number of total bids as some bids aimed to work in more than one LA area.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of (a) establishing and (b) administering in each of the next three years the Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund. (309489)

Organisations and consortia were invited to tender to set up and manage the Community Learning Champions Support programme in July 2010. A budget of up to £3 million was made available to the successful contractor to deliver the commitments outlined in “The Learning Revolution” White Paper. Clear emphasis was placed on the need to provide excellent value for money in order to maximise spending on the support programme and the sharing of resources with local champion schemes.

Funding is available for two years only and comprises £1.7 million for 2009/10 and £1.3 million for 2010/11. All administrative costs are to be met from this budget. The proposal for a development fund was a feature of the successful tender which, along with the contractor’s management and administration costs, is covered by a contract with the Department and as such is subject to commercial confidence.