Hampshire County Council’s Adult and Community Learning Service allocates funding from the Skills Funding Agency on an annual basis. Funding is apportioned to approved providers for each academic year, 1st August to 31st July, to support adult and community learning activities.
The draft Strategic Commissioning Plan 155 kB and the draft Service Specification 145 kB for Adult and Community Learning outline the requirements of Hampshire County Council’s adult and community learning service to achieve its strategic and organisational targets for 2014-15. They detail the type and extent of the community learning activities which Hampshire County Council, in conjunction with key partners, is seeking to support and achieve.
We currently operate a Framework Agreement with a range of non-Hampshire County Council providers and Service Level Agreements with a number of Hampshire County Council providers. We will be extending the Framework Agreement and the Service Level Agreement approach for the 2014/15 academic year.
Therefore, 2014/15 will involve a dual approach to funding:
Existing non-Hampshire County Council providers can seek to apply for funding as part of the current Framework Agreement.
Existing Hampshire County Council providers (such as schools, libraries) can seek to apply for funding to continue with their Service Level Agreement arrangements.
To explain and outline the approach and timescales, a Funding and Commissioning Briefing Session was held on Wednesday 26th February 2014. View the presentation 299 kB.
‘Call-off’ spreadsheets will be distributed to all proposed providers and applicants in April 2014.
For further information about funding for adult and community learning provision in Hampshire, please contact:
Programme Manager Apprenticeships and Community Skills
Planning and Performance Officer, Hampshire Learning