Adult learning centre in Nottingham secures new funding

A centre for adults with learning difficulties in Nottingham is expanding after securing new backing.

Life, a not for profit organisation, set up a centre in Aspley three years ago with money from a local company.

Now three more years of funds from the same company, which wants to remain anonymous, will let them stay open and start another centre in Clifton.

Organisers said these would help fill an educational gap for those who wanted to learn but could not go to college.

Funding 'minefield'

The centre in Aspley Methodist Church works to help people across the county learn skills like cooking, budgeting and IT.

Founder Suzie Wright said despite securing the new three year deal, funding was still a major issue.

"We are looking at other ways of funding other than government or the private sector and I would say we are a third of the way there.

"I couldn't say that if we didn't have that private funding we wouldn't survive, but it is an important safety net in a difficult time.

"Funding is a minefield, it will always be a difficult area."

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