Grants for Adult Learners on the Wirral
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority provides up to £40,000 grant to adult learners across Wirral and Merseyside who are taking online courses.
16:49 30 October 2020
Adult learners across Wirral and Merseyside can apply for grants to buy any equipment they need for any type of online learning. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority will issue the grants of between £15,000 and £40,000 to Adult Education Providers who will then help learners address any IT-related problems they may have during the pandemic.
The scheme, which is funded from the Adult Education Budget, is targeted at online learners aged 19 and over living in the Liverpool City Region. Its goal is to equip learners with the technology and equipment they need to develop the skills they will eventually require for work, an apprenticeship or other learning.
Steve Rotheram, the Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region said: "These past few months have shown how valuable digital skills are and they'll be even more valuable as more and more jobs and businesses embrace online working.
"We're investing almost £1m to ensure that learners across the region have access to the tech that they need to keep up their studies.
"We will do our best to make sure wherever possible that nobody falls behind or is left behind because of the difficulties caused by COVID-19.
"I want this to help people across the region to succeed not just in the coming weeks and months with their learning, but in years to come where they can play a key role in our recovery."