The government has today announced which post-16 providers have been allocated “Post-16 Capacity Fund” funding for 2021 to 2022. – Post 16 Capacity Fund

At the 2020 Spending Review the Government committed additional capital investment in the education estate to support levelling up education across England. This included £83 million in 2021-22 to ensure that post-16 providers can accommodate the expected demographic increase in 16 to 19-year-olds.

We are absolutely thrilled that after a successful bid process, we have been allocated a share of this funding.  It will allow us to build a new “Buttermere building”, a 1000m2 building containing 12 classrooms, at the front of the Leyland campus.

Clare Russell, Principal & CEO at Runshaw College said: 

We are really proud of our impressive college campus and our environment conducive to learning.  We constantly invest in our estate to ensure we provide high-quality learning and social spaces, resourced with industry standard equipment and technology.  This new additional funding will ensure that the college environment, facilities and resources continue to be first-class.

Runshaw College’s successful planning application can be found here