Filed under: meetings | Tags: CLG, DCMS, DIUS, education, England, OTS, research, volarts
This afternoon I have been at a meeting of the Learning Revolution Communications Stakeholder Group at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Liz Lawson from BIS gave us an update on the various Learning Revolution programmes and initiatives. The Transformation Fund has provided £20M in grants to 317 projects (including our ‘Up for Arts’ project in Liverpool). The target of 1000 people or organisations signing up to the Learning Revolution Pledge has been considerably exceeded with somewhere in the region of 5000 pledges to date. There is still work to do on the target of identifying 7000 spaces that could be opened up for self-organising learning groups to use free of charge (or at low cost). The Community Learning Champions programme is up and running with 36 grants made to local schemes. And the contract for the online informal adult learning portal has been awarded to School of Everything. The main focus of today’s meeting, however, was the results of the Learning Revolution communications survey conducted by the Central Office of Information. Voluntary Arts was one of 12 key partner organisations who completed the survey. The results provided a revealing overview of communications relating to The Learning Revolution and a valuable tool for the Stakeholder Communications Group to use to improve the effectiveness and co-ordination of communications.
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