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