Learning For All Centre

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Learning For All Centre

Learning For All Centre

Doncaster Ethnic Minority Regeneration Partnership By Doncaster Ethnic Minority Regeneration Partnership

Rejuvenate existing DEMRP community learning public resources by updating our existing IT equipment & use modern technology to support BAME, Asylum Refugee and local disadvantage communities

Doncaster Fundraising stage

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £9,990 by 29 Mar 2019

The funding will enable DEMRP to replace some of it's existing dated IT & learning resource equipment replacing them with a variety of portable wireless WIFI compatible equipment. This will increase the use of learning spaces within the centre building by having wireless capability and the flexibility of the use of portable supporting resources to help users with learning the use of IT equipment, Tablets, Laptops, Mobile Phones and widen their access to online applications as a Partner of the @Good Thing Foundation' i.e. GOV.UK, Job Search, Universal Credit, Budget & money management, Health & wellbeing and Personal development. The project will install wireless WIFI, replace IT Equipment, and encourage the use of Tablets and new technology which would assist with their English language development, Employability Skills, Personal development and wellbeing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Increase free access IT equipment and training
  • Increase peoples employability opportunities and skills
  • Increase confidence and online safety
  • Improve peoples understanding of using new technology for everyday life

Why it's a great idea:

DEMRP community & learning centre was established in January 2000 and has a footfall of at least a 350 users per month accessing free Information, Advice & Guidance, Job search Drop-in, English Language, Reading & Writing courses, Managing debt & finances, Health & Wellbeing , Preparation for the Life in the UK Test , (SELT) Secure English Language Test (for immigration, Integration and Citizenship purposes) Confidence building and personal development sessions. Without the renewal and updating of the present equipment and wireless connections it will no longer be able to meet the demand on its services and will have to reduce these vital free support services, there is no one providing similar free services in Doncaster. * 10.2 % (Office National Statistics) Yorkshire & Humber have never used the Internet (highest percentage in the UK Regions) *There are 308,940 people living in Doncaster (Jan 2019), 30% have no qualification compared to 22% across England.(CRT)

Steps to get it done:

  • Purchase replacement IT Equipment
  • Recruit 4 volunteers
  • Supporting at least 50 individuals with IT, Online, Employability Skills and Volunteer training

With more and more services access online and the use of smart technology & media, people are getting left behind which has an impact on their daily lives. The BAME & European and local disadvantaged illiterate communities are being pushed more online to complete Immigration Visa/Status & citizenship applications and English language Life in the UK Test, SELT and Citizenship, Job Search & Universal Credit registration etc. without the provision of free access to new technology, IT use and online internet training further marginalising and creating disadvantage and economic hardship when trying to access the employability market.

Location Doncaster

Doncaster has 18 other projects and £335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

DEMRP Community & Learning Centre

Council

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £9,990

12 @£598.99 Acer XC Bundle - £7,188 (72%)
Stationary costs- £20.00 per week x 52 weeks - £960 (10%)
Volunteer expenses (£5.00 per day x 4 volunteers ) 4 days per week x 48 weeks - £960 (10%)
Other - £883 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

72%
12 @£598.99 Acer XC Bundle
£7,188
10%
Stationary costs- £20.00 per week x 52 weeks
£960
10%
Volunteer expenses (£5.00 per day x 4 volunteers ) 4 days per week x 48 weeks
£960
9%
Other
£883
  • Spacehive fees
    £407
  • Transaction Fees
    £394
  • VAT
    £81

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Additional volunteers expenses : Additional sessions Internet costs Additional sessions Tutor costs as appropriate

Total £9,990

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