Two toolkits providing practical, accessible information, advice and resources for CLC co-ordinators and volunteers themselves, developed by the CLC National Support Programme.
Information and resources providing step-by-step support for volunteers wishing to set up and run self-organised community learning activities.
Guide for facilitators of community learning, including volunteers, targeted at those without formal teaching qualifications and covering a wide range of roles.
Materials and resources for volunteer digital champions, including bite-size tutorials, developed through the Making IT Personal project with Sheffield Adult and Community Learning Service. Registration needed to access training materials, but you do not have to...Read more »
Bulletins summarising lessons learnt from 2012/13 shared services in adult learning projects.
Although not directly relating to diversifying funding, different business models can increase financial flexibility.
Example of CLT and volunteering in Blackburn with Darwen – Youtube presentation on how volunteering delivered Pound Plus and aligned with the Council’s priorities.
Handout from CLT workshop on exploring other funding streams
A summary of publications on shared services in colleges and local authorities – their contribution to financial efficiencies and the costs associated with establishing shared services.
West of England CLT used a ‘Partner Pledge’ to engage new 150 new partners who provided in-kind contributions . Derby CLT used a learning festival to engage new learners but the festival also lead to new...Read more »
Two presentations – Cumbria and Solihull CLTs – illustrating approaches to fee strategies and cross-subsidisation.
Summary of Pound Plus definitions & template used by CLT pilots to record Pound Plus activity.
Example from Kent CLT of using market analysis to develop new provision and increase direct income.
This website lists the documents and outcomes for the public health framework.
The plain English Guide to the Localism Act.
This website covers the community rights under the localism act and explains in accessible language with case studies.
These two reports, produced as part of the Colleges in their Community Inquiry, are of interest in realtion to curricula development and approaches to local area planing of adult learning.
Focuses on the experiences of local community organisations working with Kirklees Council, which commissions its community learning provision locally as part of a long-term strategy of capacity-building in the local community.
Six case studies demonstrating a range of approaches to Pound Plus”
This case study describes a process of using population segmentation data to plan a bespoke curriculum and improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of marketing. Relevant documents are available separately.
A co-ordinated approach to strategic planning from providers and other relevant local organisations and employers is essential to plan a cohesive, inclusive and locally focused learning offer across an area. This guidance highlights the main factors...Read more »
This Case Study focuses on how, since 2010, Hampshire County Council (HCC) has planned major growth in community learning provision and enabled greater participation and impacts across the county. It will also highlight the strategic imperatives...Read more »